Coach - Season 9

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Episode Guide

  • Sleepless in Orlando
    9/28/96
    7.2
    When Christine and baby Timothy both become ill, an exhausted Hayden has too much to do while preparing for an important game.
  • Just Short of the Goal
    10/5/96
    7.8
    Hayden passes on the chance to write a memoir of his failures with the Breakers. Without Hayden's involvement, Luther makes a play for writing it himself. Then discovers the topic is living with losing.
  • Last Tango in Orlando
    10/12/96
    8.1
    When Doris brings in a gorgeous Brazilian soccer player to play kicker for the Breakers, Hayden is skeptical of his talent. And Luther becomes suspicious of his intentions towards Doris.
  • Isn't It Romantic?
    Isn't It Romantic?
    Episode 4
    10/19/96
    8.2
    Hayden's plans for an evening of dinner and dancing go awry when Christine resists leaving their baby at home.
  • We Can Never Die
    We Can Never Die
    Episode 5
    10/26/96
    8.4
    Hayden and Christine ask the Burleighs to become Tim's legal guardians should they both die. But the eccentric couple's enthusiasm causes the Foxes to reconsider their request.
  • Grimmworld
    Grimmworld
    Episode 6
    10/26/96
    8.2
    Dauber's fairy-tale romance with his new girlfriend (Michelle Nicastro) is jeopardized when he begins to suspect that Hayden doesn't approve.
  • In the Money
    In the Money
    Episode 7
    12/11/96
    8.4
    When Luther and Doris plan to get married, Howard plans a huge televised half-time wedding for them during the Breakers vs. Niners game. Unfortunately, Luther's new obsession with Doris' money causes some problems.
  • You Win Some, You Lose Some
    12/18/96
    8.2
    When Hayden and Christine made plans to celebrate Christmas in Minnesota, they never believed the Breakers had any chance of making it to the playoffs. But fate is with the team and it looks like Hayden will play the Bills in Buffalo instead of playing Santa to Tim on his first Christmas.moreless
  • Wings Over Buffalo
    Wings Over Buffalo
    Episode 9
    12/20/96
    9.3
    On their way to face the Buffalo Bills in a wild-card game, Luther's love of chicken wings saddles the Breakers with a severe case of food poisoning.
  • Somewhere Out There
    Somewhere Out There
    Episode 10
    1/8/97
    8.4
    Dauber believes he is contacted by aliens, and he considers leaving the Breakers, Orlando and Earth.
  • A Boy and His Doll
    A Boy and His Doll
    Episode 11
    1/22/97
    8.1
    Howard and Shirley give Timothy a doll, but Luther feels the boy should have more masculine influences.
  • The Body Gardener
    The Body Gardener
    Episode 12
    2/5/97
    4.5
    When Hayden's former gardener Kenny is fired by the Breakers, the guilt-ridden coach writes him a glowing job recommendation. But Hayden comes to regret that generosity when his words earn Kenny a job as his personal bodyguard.
  • To Ski Or Not To Ski
    2/12/97
    8.5
    Doris invites her coaching staff to accompany her on a ski vacation.
  • It's A Swamp Thing
    It's A Swamp Thing
    Episode 14
    2/19/97
    8.8
    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.
  • Viva Las Ratings
    Viva Las Ratings
    Episode 15
    2/26/97
    9.4
    Luther travels to Las Vegas for an Elvis memorabilia auction.
  • A Fox By Any Other Name
    3/12/97
    8.9
    Hayden recalls how Tim got his name as a result of the coach's mishap with a hospital clerk, which led to a baby-naming contest sponsored by an antagonistic sportswriter.
  • The Stench of Death
    The Stench of Death
    Episode 17
    3/26/97
    9.6
    As a reward for the Breakers' successful season, Doris gives the coaches a session with her psychic. But Luther is troubled by the woman's prediction and convinces himself that a defensive tackle Hayden's trying to sign is out to kill him.
  • Baby Coaches
    Baby Coaches
    Episode 18
    4/2/97
    8.0
    Hayden's insecurity gets the better of him when an obnoxious mother boasts that her baby girl -- who's just a few days older than Tim -- can already walk and talk. So the coach tries to bring Tim up to speed.
  • Upsized
    Upsized
    Episode 19
    4/16/97
    9.6
    Doris promotes Luther, leaving Hayden to find a new defensive coordinator. Hayden thinks Dick Butkus would be perfect for the job, until the former linebacker shows up and starts taking over.
  • The Neighbor Hood
    The Neighbor Hood
    Episode 20
    4/23/97
    8.9
    Skeptical Hayden warns Christine not to trust the new neighbors.
  • Leaving Orlando (1)
    Leaving Orlando (1)
    Episode 21
    5/7/97
    8.9
    Doris offers Hayden a 17-million-dollar package to stay with the Breakers for ten years. When Hayden learns there are other teams in the league that want to lure him away, he and Christine plan to sneak off to the cabin to think things over.
  • Leaving Orlando (Part 2)
    0.0
    After reflecting on the highs and lows of his coaching career with his friends and longtime colleagues, Luther and Dauber, Hayden returns to Christine and Tim with a life-changing decision in an emotional series finale.
  • Leaving Orlando (2)
    Leaving Orlando (2)
    Episode 22
    5/14/97
    8.4
    Hayden, Luther and Dauber return to Minnesota State, where they reminisce about their college-coaching years and see some familiar faces. Later, at the lake with Christine and Tim, Hayden shares his vision of the family's future -- an idea she quickly embraces.
  • Leaving Orlando (3)
    Leaving Orlando (3)
    Episode 23
    5/14/97
    8.2
    Hayden, Luther and Dauber return to Minnesota State, where they reminisce about their college-coaching years and see some familiar faces. Later, at the lake with Christine and Tim, Hayden shares his vision of the family's future—an idea she quickly embraces.
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