Ray Lewis To Star In New Spike TV Show “Coaching Bad”


Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; ESPN broadcaster Ray Lewis on the Monday Night Countdown set before the NFL game between the Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Former Raven’s great and current ESPN NFL analyst Ray Lewis is teaming up with Spike TV in a new show called “Coaching Bad.”  The series, which is shooting this summer and premiering in the first quarter of 2015, follows 9 coaches as they go through an intense program to help their anger issues.

Lewis and anger management specialist Dr. Christian Conte designed the program, which intends to help reform the coaches, who hail from a variety of sports and cities across the country.  Various guest speakers appear on the show to share their own experiences, including Chuck Pagano, Bill Romanowski, and Glen Davis.

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Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President of Spike TV, had the following to say in the show’s official press release.  “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 Levy. “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.”

We must admit, we are intrigued by the idea behind this show.  Old school coaching (and some new school, apparently) revolved around some pretty harsh treatment of players.  Of course we all know that such abusive tactics have fallen out of favor and aren’t as effective as they used to be.  Plus, we all know that Lewis is one of the most intense players in the history of the NFL, so we can’t wait to see how he interacts with these coaches.