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 18 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

    After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Also, Dale tries to make amends with Meemaw.
  13. : Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love

    404. Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love as Dale

    Aired December 3, 2020

    Sheldon finds himself in a fierce competition with Paige when their mothers force them to attend Vacation Bible School. Also, George is furious after Georgie makes a questionable purchase.
  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 and Meemaw work out relationship issues while playing Dungeons and Dragons with Sheldon and Missy. Also, Mary and George take a trip with Coach Wilkins (Doc Farrow) and his wife, and Georgie freaks out when his girlfriend thinks she’s pregnant.
  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

    Sheldon and George Sr. dine with President Hagemeyer (Wendie Malick) and a university benefactor. Also, Georgie gives Missy some brotherly advice when Mary won’t let her go to the school dance, and Dale and June (Reba McEntire) convince Meemaw to attend their 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

    Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley, Jr.) pushes Sheldon to make friends with his fellow students at college. Also, Georgie gets a pager.
  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

    Sheldon refuses to ride in a car after getting into an accident with Meemaw. Also, Missy uses their trauma to her advantage at school and Meemaw is forced to take the church shuttle while her car is in the shop.
  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

    When the IRS accuses Sheldon of making a mistake, he’ll stop at nothing to prove them wrong. Also, Dale is forced to get a colonoscopy and tries to convince Meemaw to join him.
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