Jonathan Coachman has enjoyed an amazing career. From his early days as a college basketball player to working for WWE, the man smells of new stories. A sports interviewer, analyst, and professional wrestling personality, Jonathan is also referred to as, The Coach.
Jonathan William Coachman was born on the 12th of August of 1973. Born in McPherson, Kansas, Jonathan spent much of his early life in Kansas. He attended the McPherson High School in McPherson, Kansas, and played high school basketball. After graduating high school, Coachman moved to McPherson College and continued playing basketball. During his college years, Coachman participated in theatre, served as the sports editor for the school newspaper, and also did play-by-play and color commentary for the local football and basketball radio broadcasts. He was also a sports reporter at KAKE which was located in Wichita, Kansas.
A career as a WWE Personality:
Coachman’s first introduction to the WWE world came in the role of Backstage interviewer. He served under the role from 1999 to 2003. After the fall of Shane McMahon on August 24, 2003, Coachman was handed the duty of Commentator and Assistant to Eric Bischoff. In the same year, Coachman and AI Snow teamed up and launched an attack on the Raw announce team, Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross. Coachman later defeated the Tajiri in a singles match on pay-per-view at Backlash.
In the subsequent years of 2004 and 2005, Coachman was given the duties of Raw Diva Searches. He was also handed a private column at the Raw Magazine and a webcast on WWE.com. Later the same year, Coachman was added to the official broadcasting member of RAW.
From 2006 to 2007, Coachman served as the Executive Assistant and Interim General Manager of Raw. He was hired after he quit a Divas bikini contest in protest of Raw’s treatment towards him. During his tenure, Coachman was involved with Steve Austin which resulted in a match with Austin’s job on the line. Austin didn’t agree to the ending of the storyline and coachman had to fight Batista instead.
Coachman formed a trio with Joey Styles and Jerry Lawyer by his side. After his appointment as the Executive Assitant, Coachman started getting into feuds with D-Generation X and John Cena. In 2007, Coachman was fired from his position by William Regal. He later won the showdown between himself and Hornswaggle and got the rights to Smackdown for 2008.
Finding new frontiers:
After running down his contract with Smackdown, Coachman started searching for new opportunities. He later signed a deal with ESPN as a presenter for wrestling highlights. During his nine-year stay, Coachman not only presented products relating to WWE but also interviewed several wrestlers.
He later returned to WWE and signed a new contract in 2018. He replaced Booker T as part of the Raw commentary team but was later replaced by Reenee young. Even after his replacement, Coachman has continued to work for WWE as part of a panel during the pre-show and pay-per-view events.
Coachman is a long time married to his wife Amy. The pair tied the knot in 1999 and have been together ever since. Amy is a former college athlete who now works as a personal trainer. The happy couple is blessed with two children: JJ Coachman, Kayana Coachman.
Jonathan Coachman is a sports guy through and through. Alongside WWE, he has commented on several golfing events, college basketball, and many more. He has also voiced videogames including Madden NFL 19 and the Black College Football Xperience: The Doug Williams Edition. Coachman has an estimated net worth of $3M as of 2020.