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Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year is a 1980 American TV film about a paraplegic coach, starring Robert Conrad, Erin Gray, Red West and Daphne Reid.

Plot

Jim Brandon (Robert Conrad), a former player for the Chicago Bears, is a returning veteran who has been paralyzed in the Vietnam War. Upon his return to his home town, he tries to get a job as a football coach, but does not get it. He comes up with the idea of becoming the football coach at the Illinois State Training School for Boys in St. Charles after a visit there. Coach Brandon tries to become accepted by the young delinquents at the prison, while coaching them to succeed on the football field.

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    contentLocation Illinois
    director Don Medford
    genre drama
    keywords chicago bears coach id paralyze train vietnam war
    musicBy Pete Carpenter
    publisher media home entertainment Shane company