Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1975
SpouseAmy Coachman
FactWorking as a reporter/studio analyst for ESPN's The Blitz [September 2008]


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.

Jonathan Coachman

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.

Television Personality

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.

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.

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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.

Personal Life

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.

General Info

Full NameJonathan Coachman
Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1975
Height1.91 m
Weight107 kg
ProfessionAnnouncer, Actor, Professional Wrestler
EducationMcPherson College
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseAmy Coachman
ChildrenKayana Coachman, JJ Coachman

Accomplishments

MoviesWWE: Bad Blood '04
TV ShowsSaturday Night's Main Event, WWF Jakked/Metal, WWF Excess, VGX Award Show

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Currently commentating the RAW show and pay-per-views alongside Joey Styles and Jerry Lawler. [January 2006]
2Turned heel (or bad guy) and is now joining forces with RAW General Manager, Eric Bischoff. [August 2003]
3Working as a reporter/studio analyst for ESPN's The Blitz [September 2008]
4Currently doing the Color Commentary on Friday Night SmackDown! alongside Michael Cole. [December 2007]
5The 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.
6Two-time KCAC (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) men's basketball Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995.
7During 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.
8Although not employed at the time by WWE, he was in attendance the night wrestler Owen Hart fell to his death at the Kemper Arena.
9Former TV news reporter from Kansas City, Missouri.
10WWE commentator and interviewer.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20092008Video GameJonathan 'The Coach' Coachman (voice)
E.C.W.2007-2008TV SeriesJonathan Coachman
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20072006Video GameJonathan Coachman (voice)
WWE Day of Reckoning 22005Video GameJonathan Coachman (voice)
ECW One Night Stand2005TV MovieJonathan Coachman
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW2004Video GameJonathan Coachman (voice)
WWE Day of Reckoning2004Video GameJonathan Coachman (voice)
WWF: Action!2001VideoJonathan Coachman
WWE Jakked1999-2001TV SeriesJonathan Coachman
No Way Out2000TV MovieJonathan Coachman

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth2002Video Game special thanks: WWE

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Taboo Tuesday2004TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Unforgiven2004TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Summerslam2004TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Raw Diva Search Casting Special2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
WWE Bad Blood2004TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Backlash2004TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WrestleMania XX2004TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Mick Foley's Greatest Hits & Misses: A Life in Wrestling2004VideoHimself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection2003VideoHimself
Survivor Series2003TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches2003VideoHimself
WWE Unforgiven2003TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Summerslam2003TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Bad Blood2003TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Judgment Day2003TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Backlash2003TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WrestleMania XIX2003TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Girls Gone Wild: Live from Spring Break2003VideoHimself - Host
WWE No Way Out2003TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE: Trish Stratus - 100% Stratusfaction2003Video documentaryJonathan Coachman
Survivor Series2002TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE No Mercy2002TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Summerslam2002TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Divas: Undressed2002TV Special documentaryHimself
WWE: Byte This!2002TV SeriesHimself
WWE Bottom Line2002TV SeriesHimself
King of the Ring2002TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWF Backlash2002TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WrestleMania X82002TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Survivor Series2001TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWF Excess2001TV SeriesHimself (2001-2002)
King of the Ring2001TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWF Judgment Day2001TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWF Judgment Day2000TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWF Backlash2000TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WrestleMania 20002000TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Royal Rumble2000TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Larry King Live1999TV SeriesHimself
WWE Metal1998TV SeriesHimself (1999-2002)
WWF Livewire1997TV SeriesHimself (2000-)
Mike & Mike2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Substitute Co-Host / Himself - Substitute Host
WWE Raw2000-2016TV SeriesJonathan Coachman
The Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness2016TV SeriesHimself
SportsCenter2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Anchor
LeagueOne: In the Spotlight!2015TV SeriesHimself
W.W.E. 242015TV Series documentaryHimself
Splash2013TV SeriesHimself - SportsCenter
WWE Hall of Fame 20132013TV SpecialHimself
The JBL Show2013TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
MMA Live2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Creating 'WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009'2008Video documentary shortHimself
WWE Smackdown!2000-2008TV SeriesJonathan Coachman
WrestleMania XXIV2008TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE No Way Out2008TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Royal Rumble2008TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Sunday Night Heat2000-2007TV SeriesJonathan Coachman / Himself - commentator
Family Feud2007TV SeriesHimself
WWE Unforgiven2007TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Summerslam2007TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Saturday Night's Main Event2007TV SeriesJonathan Coachman
WWE Great American Bash2007TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Draft Special2007TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Backlash2007TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Hall of Fame 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Royal Rumble2007TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE New Year's Revolution2007TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology2006VideoHimself - Commentator
Survivor Series2006TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Cyber Sunday2006TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Unforgiven2006TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
MSG, NY2006TV SeriesHimself - Host (2007-)
Summerslam2006TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Vengeance2006TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Backlash2006TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WrestleMania 222006TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHimself
WWE Royal Rumble2006TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE New Year's Revolution2006TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Tribute to the Troops2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Armageddon2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Survivor Series2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Taboo Tuesday2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE A.M. Raw2005TV SeriesHimself (2005-)
WWE Unforgiven2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
Summerslam2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Vengeance2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Backlash2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Viva Las Divas2005Video documentaryHimself
WrestleMania 212005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman
WWE Hall of Fame 20052005Video documentaryHimself
WWE $250,000 Raw Diva Search2005VideoHimself (as Coach)
WWE Royal Rumble2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman (as The Coach)
WWE New Year's Revolution2005TV SpecialJonathan Coachman

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eric Bischoff: Sports Entertainment's Most Controversial Figure2016VideoHimself
The Top 100 Moments in Raw History2012VideoJonathan Coachman
Undertaker: The Streak - 20-02012Video documentaryJonathan Coachman
WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge2012VideoJonathan Coachman
WWE: The Undertaker's Deadliest Matches2010VideoJonathan Coachman
WWE: Batista - I Walk Alone2009VideoJonathan Coachman
WWE Smackdown!2004-2009TV SeriesJonathan Coachman
WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary 1999-20092009VideoJonathan Coachman
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008Jonathan Coachman
The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment2008VideoJonathan Coachman
The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin2008VideoJonathan Coachman
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008VideoJonathan Coachman
WWE: John Cena - My Life2007VideoJonathan Coachman
The Rock - The People's Champ2000VideoJonathan Coachman

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

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