Jonathan Coachman

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Career Highlights

World Wrestling Federation – Jonathan Coachman:

  • The Coach was chosen to co-host the World Wrestling Federation TV Program “Excess” with Trish Stratus.
  • September 2002: Jonathan Coachman signed a new three year deal with the World Wrestling Entertainment..
  • March 30, 2003 – Wrestlemania 19: The Coach gets pinned by Torrie Wilson, Stacy Keibler and the Catfight girls (embarassing)..World Wrestling Entertainment – The Coach (heel):
  • May 5, 2003 – RAW: Jonathan Coachman loses his spot when Jim Ross returns, and Steve Austin stuns the Coach!
  • July 2003: Jonathan Coachman once again fills in for Jim Ross, after JR was set on fire by Kane on RAW..
  • August 11, 2003 – RAW: Jim Ross returns to his announce position on RAW, unceremoneously kicking The Coach out of the spot!
  • August 24, 2003 – Summerslam: The Coach officially turns heel, trying to help Eric Bischoff against Shane McMahon..
  • August 25, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff awards the “Employee of the Month” to The Coach, who demands apology from Steve Austin..
  • September 1, 2003 – RAW: Jonathan Coachman beat Jerry Lawler after Al Snow turned heel and attacked The King..
  • September 15, 2003 – RAW: Jonathan Coachman & Al Snow took over RAW for one match to show how much better they are..
  • ~~~Jerry Lawler challenged Al Snow to a match, and defeated him, and The Coach cheapshotted Jim Ross afterwards!
  • September 21, 2003 – Unforgiven: The Coach & Al Snow beat Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler to win the right to announce RAW!
  • September 22, 2003 – RAW: The Coach & Al Snow assume their positions at the announce table for the entire RAW telecast..
  • September 29, 2003 – RAW: Jim Ross beat The Coach in a “country whippin” match to reclaim the announce position with The King!
  • October 27, 2003 – RAW: The Coach disrespected Steve Austin’s new book–Austin says after SS, he wants Coach to interview him..
  • November 10, 2003 – RAW: Jonathan Coachman takes over Lilian Garcia’s ring announcing duties for the night – boo!
  • November 16, 2003 – Survivor Series: The Coach coaxed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban into an attack from Randy Orton!
  • December 1, 2003 – RAW: Jerry “The King” Lawler beat Jonathan Coachman resulting in The Coach getting fired! (later retracted)World Wrestling Entertainment – The Coach:
  • Janaury 5, 2003 – RAW: Jonathan Coachman single-handedly ruined several matches on the card with his racist commentary..
  • Janaury 26, 2003 – RAW: Bill Goldberg beat The Coach in a NO DQ match, which was basically a handicap along with Mark Henry..
  • April 5, 2004 – RAW: Christian defeated Tajiri with a little distraction from The Coach..
  • April 12, 2004 – RAW: Tajiri defeated a Five Star Ninja (Al Snow) to win a match with The Coach at Backlash!
  • April 18, 2004 – Backlash: The Coach defeated Tajiri with help from Garrison Cade..
  • April 19, 2004 – RAW: Garrison Cade w/The Coach defeated Tajiri..
  • May 17, 2004 – RAW: The Coach interviews Eugene, and is purposefully hurtful in an attempt to scare Eugene away..
  • ~~~Suddenly the Rock appeared and encouraged Eugene to stay on RAW because all of his friends (the fans) love him so much..
  • May 24, 2004 – RAW: Eugene Dinsmore & Chris Benoit (surprise partner) defeated Garrison Cade & The Coach..
  • May 31, 2004 – RAW: Eric Bischoff orders The Coach to apoligize to Eugene it was all another set-up to embarass Eugene..
  • June 13, 2004 – Bad Blood: Eugene Dinsmore defeated The Coach after hitting the Rock Bottom and People’s Elbow..
  • July 5, 2004 – RAW in Winnipeg: The Coach participated in Eugene’s game of “Musical Chairs” won by Chris Jericho..
  • July 11, 2004 – Vengeance: Tajiri & Rhyno (Mystery partner) defeated Garrison Cade & The Coach..
  • July-August 2004: The Coach has the uneviable task of hosting the least entertaining segments in WWE history (RAW Diva Search)..
  • August 30, 2004 – RAW: La Resistance & The Coach defeated Rhyno & Tajiri in a “Handicap” match..
  • October 18, 2004 – RAW: Shelton Benjamin beat Christian, Hurricane, Tajiri, Rhyno & The Coach in a 6-WAY..
  • October 19, 2004 – Taboo Tuesday: Eugene Dinsmore defeated Eric Bischoff in a “Hair vs Hair” match..
  • ~~~The Coach came down and tried to get Bischoff out of the stipulation, but Vince McMahon came down to enforce it..
  • ~~~Vince McMahon also punished the Coach for trying to screw the fans by forcing him to wear a dress!World Wrestling Entertainment – The Coach:
  • November 15, 2004 – RAW: Randy Orton defeated The Coach (who was under the impression he would wrestle Jim Ross)..
  • November 22, 2004 – RAW: Rhyno defeated The Coach (who was again under the impression he would wrestle Jim Ross)..
  • December 28, 2004 – WWE Live Event: “Superstar” Billy Graham appears for a live interview and knocks the Coach out cold!
  • January 16, 2005–Live Event: La Resistance defeated William Regal & The Coach (sub for Eugene) to WIN the TAG TEAM titles!
  • January 30, 2005 – Royal Rumble: The Coach entered at #20 but was eliminated by Ric Flair..
  • February 1, 2005–WWE Super Show in Hawaii: The Coach did a special interviewed Don Muraco..
  • February 25, 2005–Live Event @ MSG: The Coach interviews Superstar Billy Graham, who knocks the Coach on his ass!
  • April 30, 2005–Northeast Wrestling: The Coach made a rare indy appearance for charity for a young boy who is battling cancer..
  • ~~~In a funny moment, Coach was playing a heel and said he changed his mind about donating his paycheck to the young boy..
  • ~~~The young boy, not realizing it was part of the act, jumped in the ring and attacked The Coach in an unscripted moment!
  • May 23, 2005 – RAW: Viscera did a strip tease for Lilian Garcia, who looked like she was finally warming up to him..
  • ~~~The Coach came down and begged Viscera to stop and approached Lillian, except Viscera gabbed him and Samoa Dropped him!World Wrestling Entertainment – The Coach (ECW):
  • June 6, 2005 – RAW: The Coach took part in the losing end of the anti-ECW Crusaders vs ECW brawl to end the show..
  • June 12, 2005 – ECW One Night Stand: The Coach sat in the balcony as part of an anti-ECW crusade led by Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~Bischoff’s boys were shocked when Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor of ECW..
  • ~~~Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenegd the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!
  • ~~~The anti-ECW crusaders came down and squared off with ECW in a huge brawl which ended with ECW standing TALL!!
  • June 27, 2005 – RAW: The Coach & Christy Hemme hosted the first installment of the DivaSearch introducing the finalists..World Wrestling Entertainment – The Coach vs Steve Austin:
  • October 17, 2005 – RAW: The Coach was named the NEW lead announcer on RAW after Jim Ross was publically fired last week!
  • ~~~Later on that night, Steve Austin called out Vince McMahon to confront him about Jim Ross getting fired the week before..
  • ~~~Stephanie McMahon came out instead and set up a match between Austin & The Coach on PPV for JR’s remployment..
  • October 24, 2005 – RAW: The Coach acted tough and called out Steve Austin, but Stephanie drove Austin’s truck into the arena!
  • ~~~Stephanie & The Coach laughed at the fans until Mick Foley made an appearance! Carlito then attacked Mick Foley!
  • October 31, 2005 – RAW: Vince McMahon announced that Steve Austin was in an accident (he quit) and The Coach won by forfiet!
  • ~~~Vince then said The Coach would still compete at Taboo Tuesday, but against Smackdown! #1 Announcer Sho Funaki!
  • ~~~The Coach order Goldust to beat Funaki up and then challenged any other SD! wrestler —- enter BATISTA!
  • ~~~Batista came down and fought with The Coach & Goldust until Big Van Vader came down and destroyed Batista!
  • November 1, 2005 – Taboo Tuesday: Batista defeated Jonathan Coachman w/Goldust & Big Van Vader in a Street Fight!
  • ~~~Fans Chose The Stipulation Of Match: 1) Verbal Debate, 2) Arm Wrestling, or 3) Street Fight (91%)..World Wrestling Entertainment – The Coach:
  • December 5, 2005 – RAW: Vince McMahon led a series of “Trial of Eric Bischoff” skits which all took place in a real court room..
  • ~~~The Coach represented Eric Bischoff, and Mick Foley represented the prosecution, and of course Vince was the judge!
  • December 19, 2005 – RAW from Afganistan: Ric Flair defeated The Coach to retain the Intercontinental title!
  • December 27-30, 2005–Live Event (RAW crew): Shelton Benjamin & Tatanka defeated Carlito Cool & The Coach..
  • January 22, 2006–Live Event in Asheville, North Carolina: The Coach Interviewed Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat..
  • January 23, 2006 – RAW: The Coach defeated Jerry Lawler in a Royal Rumble Qualifier with helpful distraction from the Spirit Squad..
  • January 29, 2006 – Royal Rumble: The Coach entered at #7 but was immediately eliminated by The Big Show..
  • February 27, 2006 – RAW: The Coach hosted a boring “Face-to-Face Confrontation” between WWE Champion John Cena & Triple H..
  • April 24, 2006 – RAW: Candice Michelle defeated Torrie Wilson and Victoria and Maria in a Bikini Contest hosted by The Coach..
  • ~~~The prize was the chance to make out with The Coach, but Big Vis showed up to save the save and got to kiss Candice!World Wrestling Entertainment – Vince McMahon’s Executive Assistant:
  • May 29, 2006 – RAW: Vince McMahon introduced Jonathan Coachman as his new “Executive Assistance” (sort-of General Manager)..
  • July 24, 2005 – RAW: Shawn Michaels defeated Jonathan Coachman by DQ when Umaga interfered and destroyed Shawn Michaels..
  • September 18, 2006 – RAW: Jonathan Coachman was in charge while Vince & Shane McMahon tended to injuries from Unforgiven..
  • October 2, 2006 – RAW: The Coach was in charge and was over-run by Triple H & Shawn Michaels who took control of RAW..
  • October 30, 2006 – RAW: John Cena defeated Jonathan Coachman (The fans voted The Coach-74%, King Booker & The Big Show)..
  • November 5, 2006 – Cyber Sunday: Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) defeated DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels)..
  • ~~~Fans Chose The Referee for the Match: 1) Vince McMahon — 2) Eric Bischoff (60%) — or 3) Jonathan Coachman..
  • November 13, 2006 – RAW: Jonathan Coachman placed a bounty on the head of Shawn Michaels and Triple H…..
  • January 1, 2007 – RAW: Umaga & Armando Alejandro Estrada & Johnny Nitro & The Coach defeated John Cena by DQ..
  • January 22, 2007 – RAW: John Cena was beaten up by Cade & Murdoch, Haas & Benjamin, Viscera and then The Great Khali..
  • ~~~John Cena then defeated Jonathan Coachman by DQ when Umaga & Armando Alejando Estrada interfered and destroyed Cena!
  • March 26, 2007 – RAW: Jonathan Coachman tried to kiss up to Steve Austin saying “bald is beautiful” so Austin gave him a Stunner!
  • April 27, 2007–Northeast Wrestling: Jerry “The King” Lawler beat Romeo Roselli & Jonathan Coachman in Handicap match..
  • May 7, 2007 – RAW: Bobby Lashley was banned from laying a hand on Umaga or The McMahons so he beat up Jonathan Coachman!
  • May 14, 2007 – RAW: Bobby Lashley defeated Jonathan Coachman w/Vince McMahon & Shane McMahon & Umaga..
  • June 11, 2007 – RAW: The Coach pointed a Vince McMahon towards his limousine, which exploded and claimed Mr. McMahon’s life!
  • July 16, 2007 – RAW: Jonathan Coachman hosted a face-to-face segment with Bobby Lashley and WWE Champion John CenaWorld Wrestling Entertainment – Jonathan Coachman:
  • August 6, 2007–RAW: Jonathan Coachman was removed from his position and became William Regal’s assistent..
  • ~~~Jonathan Coachman later signed for documents that were to be served to Vince McMahon detailing a Paternity Suit..
  • August 13, 2007–RAW: Stephanie McMahon (upset with dad) revealed that the illegitimate child was a WWE Super Star!
  • August 17, 2007–SmackDown!: Vince McMahon & Jonathan Coachman appeared backstage trying to find Vince’s “illegitimate child”..
  • August 18, 2007–Saturday Night’s Main Event: Vince McMahon & The Coach tried to find out who Vince’s “illegitimate child” was..
  • ~~~Jonathan Coachman’s investigation narrowed it down to Eugene, WWE Diva Melina Perez, and Stone Cold Steve Austin!
  • ~~~Stone Cold Steve Austin came out and tormented Vince McMahon and gave him a low-blow and a beer bash Stunner!
  • August 20, 2007–RAW: Vince McMahon & Jonathan Coachman continued their intense “Illegitimate Child” investigation..
  • August 21, 2007–ECW on Sci-Fi: Vince McMahon & Jonathan Coachman continued their intense “Illegitimate Child” investigation..
  • August 24, 2007–SmackDown!: Vince McMahon & Jonathan Coachman continued their intense “Illegitimate Child” investigation..
  • August 26, 2007 – SummerSlam: Vince McMahon & Jonathan Coachman continued their intense “Illegitimate Child” investigation..
  • August 31, 2007–SD!: The Coach paraded some hot women who Vince McMahon slept with to make up for the fiasco on RAW..
  • September 21, 2007–SmackDown!: Vince McMahon & Jonathan Coachman attended the Theodore Long-Kristal Marshall wedding..
  • ~~~Hornswoggle showed up and made a scene and ended up getting chased out of the arena but Vince McMahon & The Coach..
  • September 24, 2007–RAW: Jonathan Coachman was prepared to strip John Cena of his title but “Mr. McMahon” prevented it..
  • ~~~”Mr. McMahon” (later revealed to be Hornswoggle) booked the main event: John Cena beat The Coach in a Tables match..
  • October 15, 2007–RAW (England): Jonathan Coachman chased Hornswoggle throughout the building and then under the ring..
  • ~~~Jonathan Coachman pulled out an explosion detonator but it malfunctioned so he crawled under the ring to check the line..
  • ~~~Hornswoggle popped out from under the ring and pushed the detonator to “blow up” Jonathan Coachman under the ring!
  • October 22, 2007–RAW: Umaga w/Jonathan Coachman vs. Hornswoggle didn’t happen because Triple H attacked Umaga..
  • October 29, 2007–RAW: Hornswoggle defeated Jonathan Coachman with special guest referee Mick Foley..
  • November 2, 2007–SmackDown!: Mick Foley defeated Jonathan Coachman with Mr. (Hornswoggle) McMahon as the referee
  • November 12, 2007–RAW: Hornswoggle defeated Jonathan Coachman (dressed as The Great Khali) during a training session..
  • December 3, 2007–RAW: Hornswoggle defeated Carlito Cool & The Coach in a Handicap match with help from the APA!
  • December 17, 2007–RAW: Mr. McMahon had an emotional breakdown and was harassed by both Jeff Hardy and Triple H..
  • ~~~Triple H defeated William Regal & Jonathan Coachman in a Handicap match which was ordered by Vince McMahon..World Wrestling Entertainment – Jonathan Coachman:
  • January 4, 2008–SmackDown!: Jonathan Coachman replaced JBL as an announcer and went back to his semi-babyface gimmick..
  • January 22, 2008–ECW on Sci-Fi: Kelly Kelly beat Layla El and Lena Yada in a Best Body Contest hosted by Jonathan Coachman.
  • April 2008: Jonathan Coachman was replaced on SmackDown! color commentary by the legendary Mick Foley!
  • May 2008: Jonathan Coachman (WWE contract expires soon) was hired for an anchor position at ESPN..

    Ian Daniels wrote: I have noticed that you have some incomplete information about Jonathan Coachman. I live in Wichita Kansas and used to work with Coach. He was the sports anchor at KAKE 10, the local ABC affiliate and also moonlighted as a part time PA announcer at Wichita Wranglers baseball games (AA Affiliate of the KC Royals), where I worked with him.