Fictional TV Coaches Are Nearly As Short Tenured As Those In Real Life
Coaching staffs for football teams are preparing for the start on the 2016 season, which gets into complete swing in less than one month from now. however, in the sport of baseball, several managers and coaches are right now worrying about their jobs after a disappointing first half of the season.
The profession of coaching or managing is indeed a risky one, usually resulting in transplanting from city to city as locaiongs open up. Long gone are the days of Connie Mack, who coached the Athletics for an unfathomable fifty seasons.
Mack’s football equivalents, Tom Landry and Curly Lambeau, had tenures just barely over half as long as his. Landry called the shots for the Dallas Cowboys for 29 years, exactly as long as Lambeau served as the head coach for the Green Bay Packers.
already beyond the real world, coaching is often a very permanent job. The history of television has featured numerous fictional characters who keep up regular jobs as coaches, and the majority of their shows lasted fewer than three years.
Here are seven television series featuring a regular character who is employed as a head coach or manager.
Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights
Dillon High School in Texas is the employer of this well-liked football coach (played by Kyle Chandler), whose wife (played by Connie Britton) is a guidance counselor.
Ken Reeves from The White Shadow
Veteran actor Ken Howard portrays this former NBA player who takes the job of basketball coach at an inner city school called Carver High.
Coach Kleats from Archie’s TV Funnies
This football and baseball guru, who was always pictured with a whistle around his neck, was the star of the 1971 episode titled “Coach Kleats Climbs Mount Riverdale.”
Cameron Tucker from Modern Family
While his husband Mitch (played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson) practices as an attorney, Cam (played by Eric Stonestreet) organizes practices and games on the high school football field.
Morris Buttermaker in Bad News produces
The popular movie inspired several sequels in addition as a series, on which Jack Warden is responsible for the lovable crew of baseball misfits.
Hayden Fox in Coach
Set in a fictional college in Minnesota, the show featured Craig T. Nelson portraying the title character whose dominant job is to win football games.
Mike George in Playmakers
ESPN ran a great, though short-lived, series about a football team coached by Tony Denison’s character.