Coach of the Year (1980)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Message Movie, Sports Drama, Juvenile Delinquency Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Coach of the Year is the pilot film for a potential Robert Conrad TV series. Conrad plays Jim Brandon, formerly a star athlete, now a wheelchair-bound Vietnam vet. The embittered, self-involved Brandon is hired to coach a team of teenagers at a correctional facility. Once he's "reached" these so-called incorrigibles, Brandon begins to see his own life in a different light. The film was co-produced by John Ashley of Filipino horror-flick fame. Originally titled The Coach, then 4 Down Behind Bars, Coach of the Year debuted December 20, 1980.

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coach, football, handicap, juvenile, player [sports], volunteer