Coach

The WORST episodes of Coach

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

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A Player to Be Named Later
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6.11
9 votes

#1 - A Player to Be Named Later

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/7/1996

Hayden fears he'll look like a dummy if he fumbles the Breakers' first-choice pick in the NFL draft. Cameos include Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and receiver Keyshawn Johnson.

Directors: Philip Rosenthal
The Popcorn Bowl
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6.20
5 votes

#2 - The Popcorn Bowl

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/12/1994

Just before a big bowl game, a rumor breaks out that Hayden may be taking a job in the pros.

Directors: Jeff Meyer
The Kicker
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6.43
7 votes

#3 - The Kicker

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/23/1995

A letter from a European prospect inspires Hayden to go on an international recruiting trip -- to a country that's under martial law.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
Head Like a Wheel
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6.50
6 votes

#4 - Head Like a Wheel

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/17/1994

On his 49th birthday, Hayden wants to drive a race car.

Directors: Craig T. Nelson
Luther and Ruthanne Take the Big 12 Steps
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6.57
7 votes

#5 - Luther and Ruthanne Take the Big 12 Steps

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/19/1994

Luther and Ruthanne try to help each other shed bad habits.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
Fantasy Camp
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6.57
7 votes

#6 - Fantasy Camp

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/2/1996

Hayden kicks himself for agreeing to coach at a football ""fantasy camp,"" but Luther and Dauber can't wait to have their team go up against his in the final game.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
Kelly's New Guy (2)
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6.67
6 votes

#7 - Kelly's New Guy (2)

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/20/1995

Kelly and Dauber decide to keep their relationship a secret from Hayden, but fate throws a monkey wrench into their plans.

Directors: Craig T. Nelson
Belly of the Beast
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6.75
12 votes

#8 - Belly of the Beast

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/1993

Hayden stands up in court for Luther's defendant dog Quincy, who bit the MSU bandleader; Christine dozes during Hayden's advances.

Nice Guys Get Cut
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6.75
8 votes

#9 - Nice Guys Get Cut

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/2/1996

Hayden loses his appetite when Christine invites soon-to-be-fired player Matt Luba over for dinner.

Directors: Jeff Meyer
Why So Happy, Hayden?
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6.77
13 votes

#10 - Why So Happy, Hayden?

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/11/1993

Hayden attempts to recruit Tyler Roberts, the country's top high-school football player from Note Dame.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
Jailbirds
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6.80
5 votes

#11 - Jailbirds

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/24/1994

Against Hayden's advice, Christine attends a bachelorette party thrown by Ruthanne and gets into trouble.

Directors: Craig T. Nelson
Working Girl
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6.80
5 votes

#12 - Working Girl

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/27/1994

Carter gives Bill Jennings an audition tape of one of his beautiful broadcasting students. Carter intends to replace Christine with a young female host to ""freshen up the show."" Carter's plan backfires as Jennings decides to replace him instead of Christine. In the midst of Hayden's celebration on Carter's firing, Carter shows up to beg Christine to help him get his job back. Christine agrees and the next morning talks with the Jennings to help Carter. In the midst of the meeting Carter bursts into the meeting and with Christine's aid he gets his job back.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
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Something Old, Something New
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6.82
11 votes

#13 - Something Old, Something New

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/22/1994

An old girlfriend's visit rekindles Dauber's feelings and jeopardizes his relationship with Judy.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
She's Having Our Baby (1)
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6.83
6 votes

#14 - She's Having Our Baby (1)

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/1995

Hayden and Christine decide to try adoption but learn that their ages may complicate the process; a new secretary puts Luther and Dawber under her spell.

Directors: Gordon Hunt
Bye Bye Burleigh (2)
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6.83
6 votes

#15 - Bye Bye Burleigh (2)

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/12/1995

While Hayden waffles over helping Howard search for a new job, the coaches see a window of opportunity for scoring their first win of the season.

Directors: Craig T. Nelson
The Patriot Bowl
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6.88
16 votes

#16 - The Patriot Bowl

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/2/1992

Hayden's team plays in the Patriot Bowl under horrendous conditions.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
It's a Swamp Thing
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6.91
11 votes

#17 - It's a Swamp Thing

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/19/1997

When Hayden, Luther, Dauber and Howard decide to celebrate ""Man Week"" in the Florida Everglades, Doris, Christine and Shirley decide to take a vacation of their own. Meanwhile, having allowed Luther to plan their trip, the men wind up in swamp mud with an alligator.

Directors: Jeff Meyer
About Face
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6.93
15 votes

#18 - About Face

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/30/1993

Hayden tries to convince Christine that she does not need a face-lift to improve her chances in a job search.

Directors: Craig T. Nelson
Her Boyfriend's Back
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7.00
7 votes

#19 - Her Boyfriend's Back

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/26/1996

The father (Nelson) of the unborn baby whom Hayden and Christine plan to adopt comes back into Julie's life.

Directors: Jeff Meyer
Patching Things Up
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7.00
7 votes

#20 - Patching Things Up

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/13/1996

Christine needs to cheer up Hayden after a doctor connects his diminished sex drive to ""male menopause.""

Directors: Jay Kleckner
Dauber's Vehicle
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7.00
7 votes

#21 - Dauber's Vehicle

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/27/1996

Dauber turns a deaf ear to Hayden's advice while choosing a new car, and winds up with a model that he can't afford.

Directors: Jeff Meyer
Kelly's New Guy (1)
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7.00
8 votes

#22 - Kelly's New Guy (1)

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/13/1995

When Hayden's daughter Kelly brings home new boyfriend Peter, Hayden is appalled to learn that Peter is the same age as Hayden.

Directors: Andrei Belgrader
Somewhere Out There
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7.00
8 votes

#23 - Somewhere Out There

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/8/1997

In this very special episode which analogizes nine years of relationships between friends and family, Dauber believes he is contacted by aliens, and he considers leaving the Breakers, Orlando and Earth.

Judy's Turn
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7.00
9 votes

#24 - Judy's Turn

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/3/1994

In this Dauber centered episode, Judy returns from Romania after a trip with the woman's basketball team. Dauber is exited to see her, as it's the longest time they've ever been apart (one month). When Judy arrives, she tells Dauber that she had an affair with a Romanian man named Andre. Judy doesn't feels she can spend her life with Dauber, she breaks their two-year engagement.

Directors: Alan Rafkin
My Fair Agent
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7.00
5 votes

#25 - My Fair Agent

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/7/1994

Hayden blames Christine for his sexist attitude toward an attractive co-worker.

Directors: Alan Rafkin