The BEST Episodes of Coach

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

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.

Kelly, Meet Christine

#1 - Kelly, Meet Christine

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 8, 1989

Christine demands Hayden be truthful with Kelly about their relationship.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: James Gardner
Writers:
The Loss Weekend

#2 - The Loss Weekend

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 22, 1989

A losing streak makes Hayden unpleasant company for Christine.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Sheldon Bull
Parents' Weekend

#3 - Parents' Weekend

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 19, 1989

Christine is seized by an uncontrollable urge to get a look at Hayden's ex-wife, who's come up for Parents' Weekend.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: James Gardner
Writers:
I'm Sorry I Told You My Wife Was Dead

#4 - 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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: John Peaslee, Judd Pillot
Whose Team is It, Anyway?

#5 - Whose Team is It, Anyway?

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Sheldon Bull
If Keith Jackson Calls, I'll Be at My Therapist's

#6 - 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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Lembeck
Writers:
I've Got a Secret

#7 - 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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers:
The Curley O'Brien Award

#8 - The Curley O'Brien Award

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 23, 1990

Hayden plans a victory party for an anticipated award.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers:
Coaches Conference

#9 - Coaches Conference

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 13, 1990

Hayden meets his idols at a conference, but his dreams of swimming with the big fishes drown in a sea of anonymity.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: Barry Kemp, Sheldon Bull
Homewreckers

#10 - 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.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Kathryn Baker
Poodle Springs

#11 - Poodle Springs

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 5, 1990

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

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: Sean Clark
That Shouldn't Happen

#12 - That Shouldn't Happen

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 1990

Hayden, ecstatic about his team being ranked top-20 for the first time, meets Christine's mother, then is shattered when his star player Bo is hurt and put on the injured list.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: John Peaslee, Judd Pillot
Magnificent Abscession

#13 - Magnificent Abscession

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 1990

When Hayden has to miss a game because of a bad tooth, Luther must coach via phone instructions from him.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: Barry Kemp, Mark Ganzel
Is This Your First Time on the Riverboat, Miss Watkins?

#14 - Is This Your First Time on the Riverboat, Miss Watkins?

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 1990

Hayden reluctantly allows archrival Watkins to sit in on his poker night.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: Sheldon Bull
When Hayden Met Christine

#15 - When Hayden Met Christine

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 1990

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

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: Sheldon Bull
Dauber Graduates

#16 - Dauber Graduates

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 8, 1991

When Dauber finally graduates after eight years, Hayden promotes him to full-time coach, and their relationship changes.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: John Peaslee, John Pillot
Leonard Kraleman: All-American

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Tony Dow
Writers: Sheldon Bull
2 BRs, MTN VW

#18 - 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.

star 10.00
1 votes
The Kick-Off and the Kiss-Off

#19 - The Kick-Off and the Kiss-Off

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 1991

Hayden's photograph appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated after his team is ranked in the top 20.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: John Peaslee, Judd Pillot
A Real Guy's Guy

#20 - A Real Guy's Guy

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 1991

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

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: John Peaslee, Judd Pillot
The Pineapple Bowl (1)

#21 - The Pineapple Bowl (1)

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 1991

Hayden is beaten before he plays his first bowl game when he learns the opposing coach is his former mentor.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: John Peaslee, Judd Pillot, Thad Mumford
The Pineapple Bowl (2)

#22 - The Pineapple Bowl (2)

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 1991

Hayden halts pre-game hoopla after a star player is injured in a bizarre limo accident.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers:
Frequent Flyers, Crossed Wires

#23 - Frequent Flyers, Crossed Wires

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired May 12, 1992

Hayden and Christine have conflicting commitments when a network premiere party is scheduled the same night as Hayden's sports banquet, at which he hopes to receive the coveted Curly O'Brien award. Out of the confusion arise a pair of resolutions: Christine decides to stay in Minnesota, while Hayden decides to move to New York to be with Christine.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alan Rafkin
Writers: Warren Bell
Born Luther

#24 - Born Luther

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 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.

star 10.00
1 votes
The Bigger They Are...

#25 - The Bigger They Are...

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 23, 1993

One of Hayden's former football players is forced into early retirement because of a surprising medical problem -- despite his very real knee injuries; the real reason is cancer.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Jeff Meyer
Writers: Warren Bell