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* MilestoneCelebration: "Coach: the 100th episode Special" is an hour-long ClipShow with a FramingDevice of Creator/MaryHart, interviewing Hayden about his life so far.



** Luther retired and Doris [[note]] The owner of the Orlando Breakers, whom he'd been dating since early season 8]] bought him a Graceland-style mansion to live out the rest of his days in.
** Howard was fired from the Breakers for giving Hayden info on other pro teams looking to hire him, so he and Shirley sold their Barbie collection and bought a dinner theater in Jupiter Florida.
** Dauber became the Breakers new head coach, eventually leading them to consecutive Super Bowl victories, before joining the announce team of Monday Night Football.

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** Luther retired and Doris [[note]] The owner of the Orlando Breakers, whom he'd been dating since early season 8]] 8.[[/note]] bought him a Graceland-style mansion to where he could live out the rest of his days in.days.
** Howard was fired from the Breakers for giving Hayden info on other pro teams looking to hire him, so he and his wife Shirley sold their Barbie collection and bought a dinner theater in Jupiter Florida.Jupiter, Florida where they regularly perform.
** Dauber became the Breakers new head coach, eventually leading them to two consecutive Super Bowl victories, before joining the announce team of Monday Night Football.


* BrickJoke: in the episode "That Shouldn't Happen". The episode starts off with an announcement of the signing of a superstar quarterback. At the signing, a local channel offers a half hour show to Hayden as an aside at the announcement. After other build ups, Hayden injures the quarterback just before the game when high-fiving him. Hayden goes into a downward spiral, along with his fellow team members. At the very end of the episode, when Hayden hits his lowest point, the TV crew shows up at his home to film his show.

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* BetterAsFriends: Kelly feels this way about her and Dauber after they slept together in "Kelly's New Guy pt. 1"
* BookEnds: Season 7 begins and ends with Hayden being offered the chance to coach in the pros.
* BrickJoke: in In the episode "That Shouldn't Happen". The episode starts off with an announcement of the signing of a superstar quarterback. At the signing, a local channel offers a half hour show to Hayden as an aside at the announcement. After other build ups, Hayden injures the quarterback just before the game when high-fiving him. Hayden goes into a downward spiral, along with his fellow team members. At the very end of the episode, when Hayden hits his lowest point, the TV crew shows up at his home to film his show.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Several recurring characters, like player Fred Webb, Mrs. Rizzendough and Dr. Elaine Tewksberry, just stopped appearing after a while with no explanation.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] for Martin, the houseboy of the Fox's who disappeared after a few episodes in season 8. In the next season, Hayden mentions him, only for Christine to reveal he quit months ago.



* CommutingOnABus: Kelly, after season 5.

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* CommutingOnABus: Kelly, after season 5.6; despite moving to New York, she was still credited as a regular and made several appearances. It wasn't until the next season her appearances became sparse.



* FunnyForeigner: Martin, the Fox's short-lived houseboy in season 8.



* HappilyAdopted: Timothy Daniel (T.D.) Hayden & Christine's son in the final season.



* JerkassHasAPoint: After Stuart dumps Kelly in season 4, Hayden points out that he was against the wedding from the beginning.
** In "Nice Job if You Can Get it," Christine is hired as co-host on local talk show, with Hayden noting that the host had been trying to get him on the show for awhile and that her hiring may have been due to her being his wife. Christine is livid about such an accusation, until she talks to her co-host and finds out that was in fact the deciding factor.



* KavorkaMan: Luther. Over the course of the series he had several girlfriends. The episode "Fool For Lunch" had three women all competing for his affection (with food).



* MilestoneCelebration: "Coach: the 100th episode Special" is an hour-long ClipShow with a FramingDevice of Creator/MaryHart, interviewing Hayden about his life so far.



* PromotedToOpeningTitles: Kris Kamm (Stuart) in season 2, Kenneth Kimmins (Howard) in season 7 and Katherine Helmond (Doris Sherman) in the third episode of season 8.
* RealityEnsues: No matter how good of a college coach you are, that doesn't mean you'll adapt to the pros easily, so the Breakers lose quite a bit at first.



* WeddingDay: It took at least three tries before Hayden and Christine actually got married, since the early attempts kept ending in disaster (The incident mentioned in the Crossover example, plus the time Luthor set Christine's wedding dress on fire, and possibly others). The advertisement for the ''actual'' wedding episode lampshaded this by billing it as "The wedding of Hayden and Christine. Honest. Really, this time!"
* WomanScorned: The new female college president, who debuted in "Haven't I Slept With You Somewhere Before?" Hayden slept with her years ago and walked out on her, and since becoming the president she frequently causes trouble for him as a result (despite that being a major conflict of interest).
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* WeddingDay: It took at least three tries before Hayden and Christine actually got married, since the early attempts kept ending in disaster (The incident mentioned in the Crossover example, plus the time Luthor Luther set Christine's wedding dress on fire, and possibly others). The advertisement for the ''actual'' wedding episode lampshaded this by billing it as "The wedding of Hayden and Christine. Honest. Really, this time!"
* WomanScorned: The new female college president, who debuted in "Haven't I Slept With You Somewhere Before?" WhamLine: "The Bigger They Are" has Hayden slept be visited by one of his former players, now in the NFL, who is retiring though not due to a knee injury, but because he has cancer brought on by steroids he took in his youth. Hayden is shaken by this, with her years ago and walked out on her, and since becoming the president she frequently causes trouble for him as a result (despite Christine noting that being a major conflict of interest).the kid took steroids without Hayden's knowledge, so he shouldn't feel upset about what happened:
--> '''Hayden:''' That's the thing Christine. I knew.

* WorkComWhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The finale has one, where Dauber narrates what happened to the main characters:
** Luther retired and Doris [[note]] The owner of the Orlando Breakers, whom he'd been dating since early season 8]] bought him a Graceland-style mansion to live out the rest of his days in.
** Howard was fired from the Breakers for giving Hayden info on other pro teams looking to hire him, so he and Shirley sold their Barbie collection and bought a dinner theater in Jupiter Florida.
** Dauber became the Breakers new head coach, eventually leading them to consecutive Super Bowl victories, before joining the announce team of Monday Night Football.
** Hayden's is rather ambiguous as it was just mentioned he became in charge of the cabin's fireworks celebration & was named "king of the lake."
** Timothy, Hayden & Christine's adopted son, grew up to be just like his dad, even having friends resembling a younger Luther & Dauber.
* WomanScorned: The new female college president Dr. Elaine Tewksberry, who debuted in "Haven't I Slept With You Somewhere Before?" Hayden slept with her years ago and walked out on her, and since becoming the president she frequently causes trouble for him as a result (despite that being a major conflict of interest).
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* YankTheDogsChain: "The Kicker" had Hayden, Dauber & Luther traveling to a [[{{Ruritania}} fictional country]] under martial law to sign an amazing kicker. The trio ends up stuck in a cave and nearly freezing to death before finally locating the kid... only to find that Notre Dame's Lou Holtz (playing himself) got there before they did and signed the kid already.


* WomanScorned: The new female college president, who debuted in "Haven't I Slept With You Somewhere Before?" Hayden slept with her years ago and walked out on her, and since becoming the president, frequently causes trouble for him as a result (despite that being a major conflict of interest).

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* WomanScorned: The new female college president, who debuted in "Haven't I Slept With You Somewhere Before?" Hayden slept with her years ago and walked out on her, and since becoming the president, president she frequently causes trouble for him as a result (despite that being a major conflict of interest).


''Coach'' is an American {{sitcom}} that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1989 to 1997. It starred Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, a successful but insensitive college football coach in Minnesota. His assistant coaches include his old friend Luther (Jerry Van Dyke) and the much younger "super senior" Dauber (Creator/BillFagerbakke).

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''Coach'' is an American {{sitcom}} that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1989 to 1997. It starred Craig T. Nelson Creator/CraigTNelson as Hayden Fox, a successful but insensitive college football coach in Minnesota. His assistant coaches include his old friend Luther (Jerry Van Dyke) and the much younger "super senior" Dauber (Creator/BillFagerbakke).

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* AmicableExes: Despite Hayden's occasinal insults towards his ex-wife Beth, they got along pretty well whenever she appeared.


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* AsHimself: A number of sports personalities appeared on the show as themselves including Troy Aikman, Keith Jackson,& Joe Theisman; also, Mary Hart in the ClipShow.

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* AndStarring: "And Shelley Fabares as Christine Armstrong."


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* LocalHangout: The Touchdown Club.



As of January 2018, the show can now be seen on Creator/AntennaTV.



* CommutingOnABus: Kelly, after season 5.



* OverlyLongTitle: Several, including "I Don't Know Much About Art, But I Know What Makes Me Mad," "If Keith Jackson Calls, I'll Be At My Therapists," and "Sunshine On My Shoulder Makes Me Happy: A Show About Bird Ransom."



* SitcomArchNemesis: Hayden has Judy Watkins, coach of Michigan State's women's basketball team.

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* SitcomArchNemesis: Hayden has Judy Watkins, coach of Michigan State's women's basketball team. Becomes even more of a problem after Dauber starts dating her.


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* WomanScorned: The new female college president, who debuted in "Haven't I Slept With You Somewhere Before?" Hayden slept with her years ago and walked out on her, and since becoming the president, frequently causes trouble for him as a result (despite that being a major conflict of interest).

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* BrickJoke: in the episode "That Shouldn't Happen". The episode starts off with an announcement of the signing of a superstar quarterback. At the signing, a local channel offers a half hour show to Hayden as an aside at the announcement. After other build ups, Hayden injures the quarterback just before the game when high-fiving him. Hayden goes into a downward spiral, along with his fellow team members. At the very end of the episode, when Hayden hits his lowest point, the TV crew shows up at his home to film his show.


* PositiveDiscrimination: Hayden learns that a current member of his team is gay, which leads to the discovery that previous players were also gay and kept that information from him. All of whom were excellent players. Terry, the current gay player, is a hard working and level headed kid who ends up putting Hayden in his place about passive-aggressively singling him out during practice after learning he was gay.

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* PositiveDiscrimination: Hayden learns that a current member of his team is gay, which leads to the discovery that previous players were also gay and kept that information from him. All of whom were excellent players. Terry, the current gay player, is a hard working hard-working and level headed level-headed kid who ends up putting Hayden in his place about passive-aggressively singling him out during practice after learning he was gay.


* DoomItYourself: Luther and Dauber try to install a floor in Hayden's rec room on two separate occasions. The first time (Done off-camera), they get it so off-level that setting up a pool game caused all the balls to roll to one side of the table. When they tried to fix it, they lost control of the cement mixer, which buried them up to their ankles in concrete, which hardened before they could get out.

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* DoomItYourself: Luther and Dauber try to install a floor in Hayden's rec room on two separate occasions. The first time (Done (done off-camera), they get it so off-level that setting up a pool game caused all the balls to roll to one side of the table. When they tried to fix it, they lost control of the cement mixer, which buried them up to their ankles in concrete, which hardened before they could get out.


** In the GrandFinale, when Hayden and Christine go back to the old Minnesota cabin, they find three squatters: [[Series/{{Newhart}} Larry, his brother Darryl, and his other brother Darryl]]. Barry Kemp created both shows.

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** In the GrandFinale, when Hayden and Christine go back to the old Minnesota cabin, they find three squatters: [[Series/{{Newhart}} Larry, his brother Darryl, and his other brother Darryl]]. [[note]] So does that mean this whole series was [[Series/TheBobNewhartShow Bob Hartley's]] dream as well? [[/note]] Barry Kemp created both shows.


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