The BEST Episodes of Coach
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
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.
#1 - Christmas of the Van Damned
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 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.
#2 - Leaving Orlando (2)
Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.
#3 - The Investment
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 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.
#4 - If a Coach Falls in the Woods (2)
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 12, 1989
In a last-ditch attempt to thwart Kelly's marriage to Stuart, Hayden does the mature, fatherly thing and runs away.
#5 - Homewreckers
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 6, 1990
Hayden seeks Luther's companionship while Christine works on the weekend, and while she is away nearly destroys her apartment.
#6 - Don't Get Mad, Get Cooley
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 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.
#7 - 2 BRs, MTN VW
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 26, 1991
Whiny, well-meaning Stuart nearly drives Hayden to murder on a ski trip with Christine and Kelly.
#8 - I'm Sorry I Told You My Wife Was Dead
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 26, 1989
Hayden consoles a wealthy alumnus' widow to secure a substantial donation.
#9 - If Keith Jackson Calls, I'll Be at My Therapist's
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 19, 1989
As the football season's pressure mounts, Hayden develops a hard-to-conceal facial tic before a nationwide television broadcast.
#10 - One for the Road
Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired May 18, 1993
Hayden and Christine's third attempt to get married includes plans for a wedding in the woods in a church that's due for demolition.
#11 - The Luck Stops Here
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 5, 1993
Luther and Hayden have vastly different views on the reasons for the team's success.
#12 - Wings Over Buffalo
Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 20, 1996
On their way to face the Buffalo Bills in a wild-card game, Luther's love of chicken wings saddles the Breakers with a severe case of food poisoning.
#13 - Sunshine on My Shoulder Makes Me Happy: A Show About Bird Ransom
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 20, 1990
Hayden loses Luther's prized bird while the assistant coach vacations.
#14 - Diamonds Are a Dentist's Best Friend
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 9, 1991
Cash-poor Hayden buys Christine's engagement ring from a cut-rate jeweler/dentist.
#15 - Define Romance
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 3, 1989
Hayden feels threatened when Christine dates another.
#16 - Hurley-Burleigh
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 12, 1991
On his first trip to Las Vegas, athletic director Howard wants to sow some wild oats.
#17 - Leonard Kraleman: All-American
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 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.
#18 - Hayden and Luther's Excellent Adventure
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 1990
Hayden and Luther get stranded out of town the night Hayden is to escort Christine to an awards banquet in her honor.
#19 - The Pioneer Bowl
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 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.
#20 - Dauber's Got a Girl
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 28, 1989
Hayden's plan to get even with the women's basketball coach jeopardizes Dauber's romance with her.
#21 - The Day I Met Frank Gifford
Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 28, 1995
Luther feels left out when Hayden and Christine are invited to New York for a dinner honoring Frank Gifford.
#22 - Leaving Orlando (3)
Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired May 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 futureâ€”an idea she quickly embraces.
#23 - I've Got a Secret
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 16, 1990
When Hayden secretly recruits a top quarterback, Christine blabs to a sportscaster.
#24 - Poodle Springs
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 5, 1990
Hayden impresses Judy's parents when he saves their pet poodle.
#25 - A Jerk at the Opera
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 17, 1990
When Hayden refuses to accompany Christine to the opera, she asks her old flame, and a predictably jealous Hayden follows them in disguise.