a track star who has been working with a new coach
In those days, people usually traveled long distances in coaches. Verb
He coaches the tennis star.
He has coached the team for several years.
She coached the U.S. gymnastics team at the Olympics.
He has coached at the college level for many years.
The lawyer admitted to coaching the witness.
It was clear that the witness had been coached by her lawyer on how to answer the questions. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Another special teams coach, Kevin Sterling, lives in Utah.—Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 26 Nov. 2023 Cal coach Mark Madsen said he's asked organizers of the SoCal Challenge tournament to have that fan banned.—David K. Li, NBC News, 23 Nov. 2023 And as has become common this year, head coach Jim Harbaugh won’t be there.—Laine Higgins, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2023 Former University of North Carolina field hockey star Erin Matson has added a fifth national championship to her resume - this time as a coach.—Stephanie Gallman Jordan, Southern Living, 22 Nov. 2023 Cue the hilarious fish-out-of-water sequences in which Flynt, who’s still in excellent physical condition, tries out for a skeptical coach (Rob Corddry, nicely underplaying) who finally agrees to give him a shot, and meets his disbelieving teammates, all of whom are nearly 40 years his junior.—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Nov. 2023 So what exactly is Wicker looking for in a head coach?
To begin with, Wicker wants one who understands the culture within both the SDSU football program and athletic department.—Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 In a news release on Tuesday, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced that Emma Hayes has been appointed the USWNT's head coach.—Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has again endorsed Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift’s romance.—Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023
In Monday’s weekly press conference, Rhule said White was deserving of a head coaching job.—Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 This story will be updated with head coaching changes throughout the year.—Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 A week earlier, Reid, who used to coach the Philadelphia Eagles, Swift's childhood team, talked about knowing her dad.—Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023 Arkansas defensive coordinator Travis Williams and co-coordinator Marcus Woodson will be coaching with extra incentive.—Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 11 Nov. 2023 And multiple sports documentaries this year were criticized for not properly addressing difficult topics, including Netflix’s looks at Johnny Manziel, the former party-loving quarterback at Texas A&M, and the University of Florida football teams coached by Urban Meyer.—Emmanuel Morgan, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2023 All could integrate rosters, but not coaching staffs or owners’ suites.—Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2023 Back on the floor at Viejas Arena, Dutcher will coach a team with fewer star pieces — five members of the nine-man rotation are gone — and inflated expectations facing one of the nation’s toughest nonconference schedules.—Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Nov. 2023 His father, a former high school quarterback who played golf at the University of Georgia, steered Ethan toward playing quarterback while coaching his youth teams.—Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English coche, from Middle French, from German Kutsche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér), literally, wagon from Kocs, Hungary