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.
#1 - Kelly, Meet Christine
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 8, 1989
Christine demands Hayden be truthful with Kelly about their relationship.
#2 - The Loss Weekend
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 22, 1989
A losing streak makes Hayden unpleasant company for Christine.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#8 - The Curley O'Brien Award
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 23, 1990
Hayden plans a victory party for an anticipated award.
#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.
#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.
#11 - Poodle Springs
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 5, 1990
Hayden impresses Judy's parents when he saves their pet poodle.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.