out·​coach | \ ˌau̇t-ˈkōch How to pronounce outcoach (audio) \
outcoached; outcoaching; outcoaches

Definition of outcoach

transitive verb

: to defeat or outdo by superior coaching In his heart, Spurrier believes he can outcoach the Bobby Bowdens of the world.— Neil Amdur

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The 33-year-old McVay acknowledged after his team's Super Bowl LIII loss to the New England Patriots that he was outcoached by the opposition in the game. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Reactions: Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams agree to multi-year extension," 26 July 2019 Victor Oladipo outscored LeBron James, Nate McMillan outcoached Tyronn Lue and the Pacers in general thoroughly outworked the Cavaliers in Game 1. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Once left for dead, Pacers are a secret no more," 15 Apr. 2018 This wasn’t a garden-variety first-round loss, but a thorough defeat in which the Blazers were outcoached and outplayed. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "Anthony Davis's Long-Awaited Breakthrough Plunges Portland Into Identity Crisis," 21 Apr. 2018 By outcoaching Bill Belichick, Pederson put himself in that category. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Bears can learn from the Eagles by taking a 'Philly Special' mindset," 5 Feb. 2018 The team played hard and the KC staff outcoached the Chargers. Terez A. Paylor, kansascity, "Chiefs report card: A’s all over in big win over Chargers," 16 Dec. 2017 After getting outcoached by Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Jim Harbaugh's right: Fair to criticize Michigan football's play calling," 8 Oct. 2017 But Michigan's safeties were exposed with their coverage and the Wolverines' defensive staff was outcoached and out-schemed too often. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football film study: Dissecting Penn State's big plays," 23 Oct. 2017 In addition to Texas’ lack of defensive talent getting exposed again, Herman got outcoached badly by D.J. Durkin and made poor calls at key moments when Texas could have seized control of the game. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Misery Index Week 1: Failing the fans in Florida," 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of outcoach

1886, in the meaning defined above

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