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Spike TV preps angry coaches series “Coaching Bad”

The U.S. net will tackle team leaders with bad tempers in its upcoming series Coaching Bad, pairing NFL star Ray Lewis with an anger management specialist to counsel sports coaches.
August 5, 2014

U.S. net Spike TV will tackle team leaders with bad tempers in its forthcoming series Coaching Bad, pairing NFL star Ray Lewis with an anger management specialist to counsel sports coaches.

The 8 x 60-minute series – produced by Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew firm Irwin Entertainment - will feature nine U.S. coaches from a number of different sports who are looking to work on their anger problems. The group will move into a Los Angeles coaching center for an intensive retraining and reconditioning program with both Lewis and anger specialist Dr. Christian Conte.

“Spike TV is thrilled to partner with one of the greatest players in NFL history in a compelling new series that will shine a light on the ever-growing issue of coaches and their anger issues,” said Sharon Levy, exec VP of original series for Spike TV, in a statement.

“Who better than Ray to bestow insight and wisdom to these coaches after his storied career as a leader on and off the field during his playing days with the University of Miami and Baltimore Ravens,” Levy added.

The series is currently shooting in Los Angeles and will air early next year.

Hayley Lozitsky, vice president of development for Spike TV, will serve as the executive in charge of production. For Irwin Entertainment, the exec producers are John Irwin, Damian Sullivan and Richard Hall.

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