'Coach' Star Bill Fagerbakke Returning for NBC Revival

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Another familiar face is coming back to Coach.

Bill Fagerbakke, who played special teams coach Michael “Dauber” Dybinski, has signed on as a series regular for the upcoming NBC revival, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Fagerbakke was a series regular throughout Coach's original nine-season run on ABC. He joins star Craig T. Nelson, who will reprise his role as Hayden Fox and also executive produce the series. The follow-up, which is slated to premiere midseason on NBC, picks up 18 years later with Hayden serving as an assistant coach to his son, who is the head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania launching a new football program.

The revival comes from original Coach creator Barry Kemp. So far Nelson and Fagerbakke are the only original stars confirmed to be reprising their roles.  

The multicam comedy is produced by Universal Television.

Fagerbakke's other credits include his longtime voice role on Spongebob Squarepants as Patrick the Starfish.