Set in 1997, COACH OF THE YEAR centers around Jack Wright, a perpetual undergrad who has long since abandoned the world of swimming to pursue a career as a stand-up comic. Following a scathing review of Jack's latest gig, Jack's father, himself a successful coach, loses patience with his son's misguided goal and forces him to take a coaching job at a local school. The only catch is that there is barely a team there to coach, nor is there a pool in which to train. Making matters worse is the fact that Jack's dad is his chief competition because he coaches the regional champs, a team with a flawless record, a lavish Olympic size pool, and a raft of sponsors. Surely Jack has been set up by his own dad to fail.