Guest Star :: Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson is an Emmy-award winning American actor best known for his title role in the long-running ABC sitcom Coach.

Nelson starred as Hayden Fox, the coach of a university football team, on Coach from 1989 to 1997. He won an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 1992 for his role on the show.

Nelson had a leading role on the CBS drama series The District from 2000 to 2004. Nelson also starred in the family-drama series Parenthood, which ran from 2010-2015 on NBC. Nelson's other TV credits include recurring roles on My Name is Earl, Monk and Grace and Frankie.

On the big screen, Nelson is known for his roles in films including Stir Crazy, Poltergeist, Silkwood, and Turner & Hooch. Nelson lent his voice to Mr. Incredible in the 2004 Disney-Pixar film The Incredibles and its 2018 sequel.


 Craig T. Nelson has guest starred in 35 episodes of Young Sheldon.

  1. A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm

    306. A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm as Dale

    Aired November 7, 2019

    When George takes Missy to a baseball tryout, Coach Dale Ballard won't consider having a girl on his team.

  2. Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting

    307. Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting as Dale

    Aired November 14, 2019

    Meemaw is concerned when George goes out for a drink with her new boyfriend, Dale.

  3. The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi's

    308. The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi's as Dale

    Aired November 21, 2019

    Dale offers Georgie a job at his sporting goods store.

  4. Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib

    310. Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib as Dale

    Aired December 12, 2019

    Dale doesn't know what's going on when Meemaw's ex-boyfriend, Dr. Sturgis, starts lurking around.

  5. Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains

    313. Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains as Dale

    Aired January 30, 2020

    Dale invites George and Georgie on a camping trip.

  6. A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel

    314. A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel as Dale

    Aired February 6, 2020

    Dale tries to encourage Missy when she hits a slump in baseball.

  7. A Boyfriend's Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub

    315. A Boyfriend's Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub as Dale

    Aired February 13, 2020

    Dale doesn't like the idea of Meemaw hanging out with his ex-wife, June.

  8. A Couple Bruised Ribs and a Cereal Box Ghost Detector

    318. A Couple Bruised Ribs and a Cereal Box Ghost Detector as Dale

    Aired March 12, 2020

    Meemaw and Dale finally have a conversation about what their relationship is.

  9. A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff

    319. A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff as Dale

    Aired April 2, 2020

    Meemaw talks to Dale about benching Missy so she doesn't have to pitch against her boyfriend.

  10. A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge

    320. A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge as Dale

    Aired April 16, 2020

    When Meemaw and Dale go away for the weekend together, he leaves Georgie in charge of the store.

  11. A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat

    321. A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat as Dale

    Aired April 30, 2020

    Meemaw is outraged when she learns Dale fired Georgie from the store.

  12. Graduation

    401. Graduation as Dale

    Aired November 5, 2020

    Dale tries to patch things up with Meemaw after firing Georgie.

  13. Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love

    404. Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love as Dale

    Aired December 3, 2020

    Georgie uses Dale's office bathroom to clean himself up after moving into a van.

  14. A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On

    405. A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On as Dale

    Aired December 17, 2020

    Dale tries to show Meemaw his softer side by agreeing to watch Sheldon and Missy with her.

  15. Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey

    409. Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey as Dale

    Aired February 25, 2021

    Dale invites Meemaw to accompany him to his son's wedding.

  16. A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles

    411. A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles as Dale

    Aired March 11, 2021

    Dale's ex-wife, June, apologizes to Meemaw for how they left things.

  17. The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education

    413. The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education as Dale

    Aired April 8, 2021

    Dale is reluctant to lend Meemaw his truck after she crashes her car.

  18. Mitch's Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency

    414. Mitch's Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency as Dale

    Aired April 15, 2021

    Sheldon will leave no stone unturned to prove the IRS wrong after they claim he made a mistake on his family's tax return. Meanwhile, Dale is unhappy when his doctor asks him to get a colonoscopy.

  19. Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench

    503. Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench as Dale

    Aired October 21, 2021

    Dale gets caught in a family argument when Georgie drops out of school to work at the sporting goods store.

  20. Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room

    504. Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room as Dale

    Aired October 28, 2021

    Dale is unsure about Meemaw's plans to buy a laundromat with a secret gaming room in the back.

  21. Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy

    505. Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy as Dale

    Aired November 4, 2021

    Meemaw has had a bad day at the laundromat when Dale goes to pick her up for date night.

  22. Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones

    506. Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones as Dale

    Aired November 11, 2021

    Pastor Rob considers giving a "birds and the bees" talk after Missy asks questions about relationships during Sunday school. Meanwhile, Georgie helps Meemaw open her secret casino at the laundromat.

  23. An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel

    507. An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel as Dale

    Aired November 18, 2021

    Meemaw and Dale help take care of his ex-wife, June, after she injures her knee.

  24. The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian

    509. The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian as Dale

    Aired December 9, 2021

    Dale tells Missy she has a case of the yips when she loses her ability to pitch.

  25. A Lobster, an Armadillo and a Way Bigger Number

    515. A Lobster, an Armadillo and a Way Bigger Number as Dale

    Aired March 3, 2022

    Georgie asks for Dale's advice about his situation with Mandy.

  26. A Suitcase Full of Cash and a Yellow Clown Car

    516. A Suitcase Full of Cash and a Yellow Clown Car as Dale

    Aired March 10, 2022

    As Meemaw flashes the cash from her gambling room, Dale starts considering stepping back from his sporting goods store.

  27. A Solo Peanut, a Social Butterfly and the Truth

    517. A Solo Peanut, a Social Butterfly and the Truth as Dale

    Aired March 31, 2022

    Dale won't stop talking to George about his recent breakup from Meemaw.

  28. Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli

    518. Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli as Dale

    Aired April 14, 2022

    Georgie seeks Dale's advice over his situation with Mandy.

  29. Four Hundred Cartons of Undeclared Cigarettes and a Niblingo

    601. Four Hundred Cartons of Undeclared Cigarettes and a Niblingo as Dale

    Aired September 29, 2022

    Dale helps George pick up Meemaw and Georgie from the border jail.

  30. Passion's Harvest and a Sheldocracy

    603. Passion's Harvest and a Sheldocracy as Dale

    Aired October 13, 2022

    After Dale finds George sleeping on the job, he hears more about George and Mary's relationship than he might care to.

  31. A Resident Advisor and the Word 'Sketchy'

    605. A Resident Advisor and the Word 'Sketchy' as Dale

    Aired October 27, 2022

    At college, Sheldon decides to expand his responsibilities and become a dorm resident advisor. Also, Meemaw and Dale make a sketchy business deal and Mary and George Sr. rekindle their romance.

  32. Pancake Sunday and Textbook Flirting

    610. Pancake Sunday and Textbook Flirting as Dale

    Aired January 12, 2023

    When Mary, feeling lonely, visits her mother's house on Sunday, she risks becoming a third wheel between Meemaw and Dale.

  33. German for Beginners and a Crazy Old Man with a Bat

    620. German for Beginners and a Crazy Old Man with a Bat as Dale

    Aired May 11, 2023

    Dale tries to protect Meemaw and her businesses after a break-in.

  34. A Romantic Getaway and a Germanic Meat-Based Diet

    621. A Romantic Getaway and a Germanic Meat-Based Diet as Dale

    Aired May 18, 2023

    As Meemaw babysits CeeCee for the weekend, she is shocked by how unhelpful Dale is.

  35. A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight and a Darn Fine Ring

    622. A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight and a Darn Fine Ring as Dale

    Aired May 18, 2023

    Dale and Meemaw are at the laundromat as a tornado approaches Medford.

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