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The BEST episodes of Coach

Every episode of Coach ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Coach!

Hayden Fox is the head coach of the Minnesota State University football team, and he eats, sleeps and lives football. His girlfriend Christine, however, does not share his passion for the sport, which frequently causes friction in their relationship. While Hayden often fits the stereotype of dumb jock (as do his co-workers Luther and Dauber), he sincerely cares about his friends and family, and tries his best to make things work out.

Last Updated: 9/26/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Christmas of the Van Damned
star
8.73
11 votes

#1 - Christmas of the Van Damned

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/14/1993

Luther makes a nuisance of himself after tracing his family tree and learning of a large group of Van Dams living in the area.

Directors: Craig T. Nelson
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The Investment
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8.37
19 votes

#2 - The Investment

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/9/1990

Luther takes a risk and invests in the Touchdown Club with Hayden's encouragement. But their friendship is put to the test when there's a break-in.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
If a Coach Falls in the Woods (2)
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8.26
19 votes

#3 - If a Coach Falls in the Woods (2)

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/12/1989

In a last-ditch attempt to thwart Kelly's marriage to Stuart, Hayden does the mature, fatherly thing and runs away.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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Homewreckers
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8.26
19 votes

#4 - Homewreckers

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/6/1990

Hayden seeks Luther's companionship while Christine works on the weekend, and while she is away nearly destroys her apartment.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
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Oh, A Pro Job (1)
star
8.25
4 votes

#5 - Oh, A Pro Job (1)

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/3/1995

Hayden and Christine go on a Caribbean cruise to get away from it all, but can't seem to steer clear of a wealthy eccentric, who makes a surprising offer.

Directors: Jeff Meyer
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2 BRs, MTN VW
star
8.17
12 votes

#6 - 2 BRs, MTN VW

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/26/1991

Whiny, well-meaning Stuart nearly drives Hayden to murder on a ski trip with Christine and Kelly.

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The Pioneer Bowl
star
8.12
8 votes

#7 - The Pioneer Bowl

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/7/1993

On the day of the Pioneer Bowl, an accident puts Luther in the hospital with a concussion -- but the team wins the National Championship anyway.

Directors: Jeff Meyer
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If Keith Jackson Calls, I'll Be at My Therapist's
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8.12
17 votes

#8 - If Keith Jackson Calls, I'll Be at My Therapist's

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/19/1989

As the football season's pressure mounts, Hayden develops a hard-to-conceal facial tic before a nationwide television broadcast.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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Leaving Orlando (2)
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8.09
11 votes

#9 - Leaving Orlando (2)

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/14/1997

Hayden, Luther and Dauber return to Minnesota State, where they reminisce about their college-coaching years and see some familiar faces. Later, at the lake with Christine and Tim, Hayden shares his vision of the family's future -- an idea she quickly embraces.

Directors: Barry Kemp
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A Real Guy's Guy
star
8.07
14 votes

#10 - A Real Guy's Guy

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/29/1991

Hayden pressures Kelly to date his star player, whom she finds very attractive -- until he tells her he is gay.

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I've Got a Secret
star
8.00
19 votes

#11 - I've Got a Secret

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/16/1990

When Hayden secretly recruits a top quarterback, Christine blabs to a sportscaster.

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Leonard Kraleman: All-American
star
8.00
11 votes

#12 - Leonard Kraleman: All-American

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/19/1991

Hayden tries to discourage a scrawny, unpopular student who wants to try out for the football team, and Christine schools him in the art of gaining popularity.

Directors: Tony Dow
The Luck Stops Here
star
8.00
11 votes

#13 - The Luck Stops Here

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/5/1993

Luther and Hayden have vastly different views on the reasons for the team's success.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
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Retrospective (1)
star
8.00
6 votes

#14 - Retrospective (1)

Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/24/1994

This is an unusual greatest moments episode. The format is an interview with Hayden about his life and work at Minnesota State. In the first of this two part series Mary Hart interviews Hayden about the beginnings of his relationship with Christine. Another unusual part of this episode is its absence of a laugh track, leaving the jokes to push themselves.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
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Don't Get Mad, Get Cooley
star
8.00
11 votes

#15 - Don't Get Mad, Get Cooley

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/15/1991

Hayden sells Luther his old truck which soon breaks down, so Luther contacts a local news program to do a piece on Hayden in order to embarrass him. After cooler heads prevail, Luther and Coach race to get back the tape before it airs.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
I'm Sorry I Told You My Wife Was Dead
star
8.00
24 votes

#16 - I'm Sorry I Told You My Wife Was Dead

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/26/1989

Hayden consoles a wealthy alumnus' widow to secure a substantial donation.

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Poodle Springs
star
7.94
17 votes

#17 - Poodle Springs

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/5/1990

Hayden impresses Judy's parents when he saves their pet poodle.

Directors: Tony Dow
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Diamonds Are a Dentist's Best Friend
star
7.93
14 votes

#18 - Diamonds Are a Dentist's Best Friend

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/9/1991

Cash-poor Hayden buys Christine's engagement ring from a cut-rate jeweler/dentist.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
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Hurley-Burleigh
star
7.92
12 votes

#19 - Hurley-Burleigh

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/12/1991

On his first trip to Las Vegas, athletic director Howard wants to sow some wild oats.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
Whose Team is It, Anyway?
star
7.89
18 votes

#20 - Whose Team is It, Anyway?

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/17/1989

Although Hayden needs a victory in his last game for a winning season, he may be forced to bench his star player for skipping practice.

Directors: Arlene Sanford
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The Playbook
star
7.89
9 votes

#21 - The Playbook

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/30/1993

The playbook falls into enemy hands on the eve of Hayden's biggest game.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
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Leaving Orlando (3)
star
7.89
9 votes

#22 - Leaving Orlando (3)

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/14/1997

Hayden, Luther and Dauber return to Minnesota State, where they reminisce about their college-coaching years and see some familiar faces. Later, at the lake with Christine and Tim, Hayden shares his vision of the family's future—an idea she quickly embraces.

Directors: Barry Kemp
Watch Now:Amazon
When Hayden Met Christine
star
7.87
16 votes

#23 - When Hayden Met Christine

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/11/1990

Dateless for a charity ball, Hayden flashes back four years to when he first met Christine, at the same affair.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
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Born Luther
star
7.86
14 votes

#24 - Born Luther

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/19/1992

Luther complains to Hayden about the lack of recognition for his contribution to the team's success -- then must face the media when the team loses.

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The Day I Met Frank Gifford
star
7.86
7 votes

#25 - The Day I Met Frank Gifford

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/28/1995

Luther feels left out when Hayden and Christine are invited to New York for a dinner honoring Frank Gifford.

Directors: Jeff Meyer
Watch Now:Amazon

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