overcoach

verb, transitive + intransitive over·coach \ ˌō-vər-ˈkōch \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overcoach

overcoached; overcoaching
: to coach (someone) to an excessive degree
  • The local coaches there, they send me the game film, and I'll tell him what's right and what's wrong without trying to overcoach him …
  • —Fred Taylor
  • After several of the losses, he took the blame. He said he was overcoaching. He said his team was giving a good effort.
  • —Jeffrey Klein
  • … the best little boy performance I've ever seen in an American film. He doesn't come across as an overcoached professional kid …
  • —Roger Ebert

First Known Use of overcoach

1901


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