overcoach

verb
over·​coach | \ ˌō-vər-ˈkōch How to pronounce overcoach (audio) \
overcoached; overcoaching

Definition of overcoach

transitive + intransitive

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcoach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcoach. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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