Coach Season 9

Season 9

Coach Season 9

First Air Date: September 28, 1996

First Aired on    :   1996
Episodes    :   23 episodes



Episodes

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9x23 Leaving Orlando (3) (May 14, 1997)


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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9x22 Leaving Orlando (2) (May 14, 1997)


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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9x21 Leaving Orlando (1) (May 07, 1997)


In the first episode of the three-part series finale, Doris offers Hayden a 17-million-dollar package to stay with the Breakers for 10 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


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9x20 The Neighbor Hood (April 23, 1997)


Skeptical Hayden warns Christine not to trust the new neighbors.


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9x19 Upsized (April 16, 1997)


Doris promotes Luther, leaving Hayden to find a new defensive coordinator, a job he thinks would be perfect for Dick Butkus -- until the former linebacker shows up and starts taking over.


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9x18 Baby Coaches (April 02, 1997)


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.


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9x17 The Stench of Death (March 26, 1997)


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.


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9x16 A Fox By Any Other Name (March 12, 1997)


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.


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9x15 Viva Las Ratings (February 26, 1997)


Luther plans to "invest" his life savings at an Elvis memorabilia auction in Las Vegas, but he gets into a heated bidding war with The Drew Carey Show's Mimi. In the end, Luther and Mimi go from bitter rivals to dance partners in a wild, Elvis-inspired dream sequence set to music.


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9x14 It's a Swamp Thing (February 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.


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9x13 To Ski or Not to Ski (February 12, 1997)


When Doris invites the whole gang to spend Valentine's Day weekend at a ski resort she's thinking about buying, Hayden helps Christine conquer her fear of the slopes. Meanwhile, Dauber runs into his ex-fiancée Judy, which stirs some unresolved feelings. The gang heads off to a ski resort, where Hayden and Christine go their separate ways after an argument and Dauber spends his time trying to hide from Judy after spotting her in a grocery store.


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9x12 The Body Gardener (February 05, 1997)


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.


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9x11 A Boy and His Doll (January 22, 1997)


Howard and Shirley give Timothy a doll, but Luther feels the boy should have more masculine influences.


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9x10 Somewhere Out There (January 08, 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.


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9x09 Wings Over Buffalo (December 25, 1996)


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.


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9x08 You Win Some, You Lose Some (December 18, 1996)


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.


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9x07 In the Money (December 11, 1996)


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.


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9x06 Grimmworld (October 26, 1996)


Dauber's fairy-tale romance with his new girlfriend is jeopardized when he begins to suspect that Hayden doesn't approve.


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9x05 We Can Never Die (October 26, 1996)


Hayden and Christine ask the Burleighs to become Tim's legal guardians, but the eccentric couple's enthusiasm causes the Foxes to reconsider their request.


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9x04 Isn't It Romantic? (October 19, 1996)


Hayden's plans for an evening of dinner and dancing go awry when Christine resists leaving their baby at home.


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9x03 Last Tango in Orlando (October 12, 1996)


When Doris brings in a gorgeous Brazilian soccer player to play kicker for the Breakers, Hayden is skeptical of his talent, while Luther becomes suspicious of his intentions towards Doris.


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9x02 Just Short of the Goal (October 05, 1996)


When Hayden passes on the chance to write a memoir of his failures with the Breakers, Luther makes a play for writing it himself -- without Hayden's involvement -- then discovers the topic is living with losing.


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9x01 Sleepless in Orlando (September 28, 1996)


When Christine and baby Timothy both become ill, an exhausted Hayden has too much to do while preparing for an important game.




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