• Jonathan Coachman has a net worth estimated to be over $2 million.
• He attended McPherson High School, where he played basketball and won two state championships in Kansas.
• He joined World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1999 and became a television personality, the lackey for Eric Bischoff.
• In 2003, he joined ESPN as a presenter and interviewer for wrestling highlights.
• He returned to WWE in 2018 and has since been a part of the pre-show of pay-per-view events and a commentator for the NBC Sports Group.
Known for movies
|Date Of Birth||August 12, 1975|
|Fact||Currently doing the Color Commentary on Friday Night SmackDown! alongside Michael Cole. [December 2007]|
- 1 Who is Jonathan Coachman?
- 2 The Net Worth of Jonathan Coachman
- 3 Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
- 4 Television Personality
- 5 ESPN and Return to WWE
- 6 Personal Life
- 7 General Info
- 8 Family
- 9 Accomplishments
- 10 Social profile links
- 11 Facts
- 12 Pictures
- 13 Movies
Who is Jonathan Coachman?
Jonathan William Coachman was born on 12 August 1973, in McPherson, Kansas, USA. He is a professional wrestling personality, analyst, and interviewer, best known for his work with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) with which he is currently the host for pre-shows of pay-per-views. He previously worked for ESPN for nine years before returning to wrestling promotion.
The Net Worth of Jonathan Coachman
Jonathan Coachman has a net worth estimated to be over $2 million, earned through success in the sports industry including professional wrestling, earning a salary of over $500,000 annually for his work in WWE.
Posted by Jonathan Coachman "The Coach" on Monday, March 12, 2018
He also earned a significant income at his previous job with ESPN.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
At a young age, Jonathan was set on finding a career in professional basketball. He was a fan of professional wrestling, but played a lot of basketball during high school, help his school team McPherson High School win two state championships in Kansas. After matriculating, he enrolled at McPherson College across town, where he played for the school’s basketball team.
He also developed other interests, including doing broadcasts, theatre work, editing the newspaper, and working part-time as a sports reporter in Wichita, Kansas.
He got his nickname ‘Coach’ shortly afterwards, when he began creating instructional videos on the basics of flight, navigation, and airplanes used for high schools. After graduating, he briefly worked for the local news station KMBC-TV.
In 1999, he joined World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as a background personality, often doing interviews with professional wrestlers.
He rose to fame in several segments with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which often led to Jonathan being humiliated in various ways. While working with WWF, he also became a sideline reporter of the minor football league XFL, which was owned by WWF.
In 2003, Coachman became more of a television personality, the lackey for Eric Bischoff who at the time was the General Manager of RAW. He started a feud with the Raw announcing team, Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross. He also started to wrestle, though only won with the help of others.
He also became involved in an angle with Steve Austin, and the two fought in a match for Austin to keep his job, but the story was later scrapped due to Austin not agreeing to how the storyline would end. This led to Coachman fighting Batista instead.
He became a part of a three-man commentary team which also comprised Joey Styles and Jerry “The King” Lawler. He was later involved in a storyline in which he became the Executive Assistant to Vince McMahon. This led him to work as the Interim General Manager of Raw, starting feuds with D-Generation X and John Cena.
Hey @damonhackGC it’s time to “Coach em Up”. Brooks Koepka says Rory is not a rival because he hasn’t won a major since Brooks has been on tour in 2014. This is exactly what the @PGATOUR needs. Now Rory-your turn. @GolfChannel @GCMorningDrive pic.twitter.com/Rf7GZpfDGi
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) October 16, 2019
He was removed from his position in 2007 by William Regal. He then had a match with Hornswoggle, and became the commentator for SmackDown in 2008, before his contract expired.
ESPN and Return to WWE
Wanting to look at other opportunities, Jonathan left WWE and signed a deal with ESPN, becoming a presenter for wrestling highlights, mainly centered on WWE products, and interviewing wrestlers – he stayed with the company for nine years, until his contract expired.
He returned to WWE and began appearing on television once more, in segments with past WWE talent as well as with The New Day. He signed a contract in 2018 which saw him become a member of the Raw commentary team, briefly replacing Booker T before he was replaced by Renee Young. He’s continued to work for the company, mostly as a part of the panel during the pre-show of pay-per-view events.
Aside from WWE, Jonathan also started working with the NBC Sports Group through a shared contract.
He’s been seen doing the play-by-play announcing of the golf World Long Drive Championship. He’s also commentated on other golf tournaments for the network, and worked with College Sports Television, calling various sports for the network, including softball, baseball, basketball, and American Football. He’s lent his voice to several video games too, including “Madden NFL 19” and “Black College Football Xperience: The Doug Williams Edition”.
He remains very passionate about professional wrestling and sports in general.
Some of the highlights of his career include getting into programs and matches with WWE legends, including Ric Flair, The Rock, and Steve Austin. He also used his college experiences to help him act out roles in WWE.
Coachman has been married to Amy since 1999; she is a former college athlete turned personal trainer; the couple has two children together.
During his free time, he does a lot of charity work, and has set-up a fund inspired by his father, who was given a life-saving heart transplant operation. He says that this event has inspired him to give to others.
|Full Name||Jonathan Coachman|
|Date Of Birth||August 12, 1975|
|Profession||Announcer, Actor, Professional Wrestler|
|Children||Kayana Coachman, JJ Coachman|
|Movies||WWE: Bad Blood '04|
|TV Shows||Saturday Night's Main Event, WWF Jakked/Metal, WWF Excess, VGX Award Show|
Social profile links
|1||Currently commentating the RAW show and pay-per-views alongside Joey Styles and Jerry Lawler. [January 2006]|
|2||Turned heel (or bad guy) and is now joining forces with RAW General Manager, Eric Bischoff. [August 2003]|
|3||Working as a reporter/studio analyst for ESPN's The Blitz [September 2008]|
|4||Currently doing the Color Commentary on Friday Night SmackDown! alongside Michael Cole. [December 2007]|
|5||The night after Owen Hart's death, he appeared on Larry King Live (1985) as a local TV reporter who was in the crowd at Kemper Arena. His fellow guest that night, Eric Bischoff (then WCW President), later worked alongside him in WWE, as the Coach's on-screen boss.|
|6||Two-time KCAC (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) men's basketball Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995.|
|7||During his stint at KMBC-Channel 9 in Kansas, he interviewed wrestler Shawn Michaels for a local news piece, and was approached by a WWE executive, who offered him an on-air role with the wrestling organization. He accepted.|
|8||Although not employed at the time by WWE, he was in attendance the night wrestler Owen Hart fell to his death at the Kemper Arena.|
|9||Former TV news reporter from Kansas City, Missouri.|
|10||WWE commentator and interviewer.|
|WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009||2008||Video Game||Jonathan 'The Coach' Coachman (voice)|
|E.C.W.||2007-2008||TV Series||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007||2006||Video Game||Jonathan Coachman (voice)|
|WWE Day of Reckoning 2||2005||Video Game||Jonathan Coachman (voice)|
|ECW One Night Stand||2005||TV Movie||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW||2004||Video Game||Jonathan Coachman (voice)|
|WWE Day of Reckoning||2004||Video Game||Jonathan Coachman (voice)|
|WWF: Action!||2001||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Jakked||1999-2001||TV Series||Jonathan Coachman|
|No Way Out||2000||TV Movie||Jonathan Coachman|
|Mike & Mike||2014||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth||2002||Video Game special thanks: WWE|
|WWE Taboo Tuesday||2004||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Unforgiven||2004||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Summerslam||2004||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Raw Diva Search Casting Special||2004||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|WWE Bad Blood||2004||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Backlash||2004||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WrestleMania XX||2004||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Mick Foley's Greatest Hits & Misses: A Life in Wrestling||2004||Video||Himself|
|Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards||2003||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection||2003||Video||Himself|
|Survivor Series||2003||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches||2003||Video||Himself|
|WWE Unforgiven||2003||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Summerslam||2003||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Bad Blood||2003||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Judgment Day||2003||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Backlash||2003||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WrestleMania XIX||2003||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Girls Gone Wild: Live from Spring Break||2003||Video||Himself - Host|
|WWE No Way Out||2003||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE: Trish Stratus - 100% Stratusfaction||2003||Video documentary||Jonathan Coachman|
|Survivor Series||2002||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE No Mercy||2002||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Summerslam||2002||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Divas: Undressed||2002||TV Special documentary||Himself|
|WWE: Byte This!||2002||TV Series||Himself|
|WWE Bottom Line||2002||TV Series||Himself|
|King of the Ring||2002||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWF Backlash||2002||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WrestleMania X8||2002||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Survivor Series||2001||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWF Excess||2001||TV Series||Himself (2001-2002)|
|King of the Ring||2001||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWF Judgment Day||2001||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWF Judgment Day||2000||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWF Backlash||2000||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WrestleMania 2000||2000||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Royal Rumble||2000||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Larry King Live||1999||TV Series||Himself|
|WWE Metal||1998||TV Series||Himself (1999-2002)|
|WWF Livewire||1997||TV Series||Himself (2000-)|
|Mike & Mike||2013-2016||TV Series||Himself - Substitute Co-Host / Himself - Substitute Host|
|WWE Raw||2000-2016||TV Series||Jonathan Coachman|
|The Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|SportsCenter||2015-2016||TV Series||Himself - Anchor|
|LeagueOne: In the Spotlight!||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|W.W.E. 24||2015||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Splash||2013||TV Series||Himself - SportsCenter|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2013||2013||TV Special||Himself|
|The JBL Show||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|ESPN Friday Night Fights||2011||TV Series||Himself - Host|
|MMA Live||2010||TV Series||Himself - Guest Host|
|Creating 'WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009'||2008||Video documentary short||Himself|
|WWE Smackdown!||2000-2008||TV Series||Jonathan Coachman|
|WrestleMania XXIV||2008||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE No Way Out||2008||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Royal Rumble||2008||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Sunday Night Heat||2000-2007||TV Series||Jonathan Coachman / Himself - commentator|
|Family Feud||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|WWE Unforgiven||2007||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Summerslam||2007||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Saturday Night's Main Event||2007||TV Series||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Great American Bash||2007||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Draft Special||2007||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Backlash||2007||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2007||2007||TV Special||Himself|
|Royal Rumble||2007||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE New Year's Revolution||2007||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology||2006||Video||Himself - Commentator|
|Survivor Series||2006||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Cyber Sunday||2006||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Unforgiven||2006||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|MSG, NY||2006||TV Series||Himself - Host (2007-)|
|Summerslam||2006||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Vengeance||2006||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Backlash||2006||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WrestleMania 22||2006||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2006||2006||TV Special||Himself|
|WWE Royal Rumble||2006||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE New Year's Revolution||2006||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Tribute to the Troops||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Armageddon||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Survivor Series||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Taboo Tuesday||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE A.M. Raw||2005||TV Series||Himself (2005-)|
|WWE Unforgiven||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Summerslam||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Vengeance||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Backlash||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Viva Las Divas||2005||Video documentary||Himself|
|WrestleMania 21||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2005||2005||Video documentary||Himself|
|WWE $250,000 Raw Diva Search||2005||Video||Himself (as Coach)|
|WWE Royal Rumble||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman (as The Coach)|
|WWE New Year's Revolution||2005||TV Special||Jonathan Coachman|
|Eric Bischoff: Sports Entertainment's Most Controversial Figure||2016||Video||Himself|
|The Top 100 Moments in Raw History||2012||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|Undertaker: The Streak - 20-0||2012||Video documentary||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge||2012||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE: The Undertaker's Deadliest Matches||2010||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE: Batista - I Walk Alone||2009||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Smackdown!||2004-2009||TV Series||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary 1999-2009||2009||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 4||2008||Jonathan Coachman|
|The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment||2008||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin||2008||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 4||2008||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|WWE: John Cena - My Life||2007||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
|The Rock - The People's Champ||2000||Video||Jonathan Coachman|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia