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 11 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

    When Ms. Hutchins is injured at a school football game, George feels guilty so the Cooper family take her in as she recuperates. Meanwhile, Meemaw gives Georgie relationship advice.
  9. : A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff

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

    Aired April 2, 2020

    When Sheldon learns the house next door is for sale, he takes it upon himself to find the perfect neighbors. Also, Missy is torn when she's forced to pitch against her boyfriend at the baseball game.
  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

    Sheldon has a scientific breakthrough at the dentist's office. Also, Dale (Craig T. Nelson) and Meemaw go to the casino, and Georgie makes a big mistake when Dale leaves him 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

    Sheldon discovers that Mary's been keeping a secret about his future. Also, Meemaw is furious when she learns Dale fired Georgie.
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