Fandom

Big Nate Wiki

John

309pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments36 Share
Coach John
Coach John

Gender

Male

Occupation

Gym teacher (former), Substitute

Likes

Showing scars from knee surguries

Dislikes

Safety, people who don't work hard enough

Friends

Coach Calhoun

Enemies

Nate Wright, Francis Butthurst Pope, Teddy Ortiz

Coach John was the P.S. 38 gym teacher back in the day. He retired, but the school kept bringing him back as a substitute teacher. He enjoys showing everyone the scars from all his knee surgeries. He is also not good with names (he calls Nate porcupine, speedy and sonny among other things). He first appeared on July 5, 2001.

Personality

Nate describes him as a drill sergeant without the uniform. He is rather mean to the students and makes them do wind sprints until they vomit.

Biography

Early Life

John was an all-star goalie for his high school soccer team. He had 8 shut outs in his junior year and managed to get into the semi-finals before severely injuring his knee. Suzy Mcallister, who was his current girlfriend at the time, dumped him shortly after. He once married a woman, but she left him for a tennis coach.

P.S. 38 career

Coach John was Coach Calhoun's substitute when Calhoun had to go to a meeting about middle school PE. John said he did not like the things they were going to talk about, so he made the 6th graders do what he thought they should do: wind sprints. When the kids complained too much as they wanted to play a ball sport, he gave them a medicine ball.

Once, when Nate arrived late for gym, Coach John rushes Nate to change. When Nate comes back out of the locker room, he is seen wearing Coach John's clothes, looking like a mini Coach John. Coach punishes Nate by running wind sprints and giving him a detention slip. On the slip, he called him "kid with weird hair" rather than his original name whilst hypocritically marking him for disrespect.

Sometimes, he would end up on duty at the playground or at the crossroad. He was doing the latter job while Nate attempted to convince Artur Pashkov to like Gina.

He also supervised the doodlers until Ken Rosa arrived. A few days later, he served as a chaperone at the Beach Party Dance.Coach John walked by while Randy is playing with the camera case. Randy calls his posse and orders them to form a wall to block him from Coach John's view. In Nate's "The Pathetic Misadventures of Randy Buttancourt" comic strip, Randy sees Coach John and tries to get rid of the evidence by flinging the camera up into the air.

Outside of P.S 38

Coach John is also one of the assistant coaches in Coach Calhoun's Little League team, the Cream Puffs. He also coached lifeguard training, during which Nate accidentally pulled his toupee off.
Coach John

Physical Appearance

John is known for his smelly armpits. His hair is revealed to be a toupee, and he is naturally bald. He is also obese, despite being a PE teacher

Trivia

  • Despite the fact he pushes his students way too hard, in 2001, he helped Nate get back together with Kelly.
  • There were many reasons why he should be fired. Ironically, he is not. However, Principal Nichols has once been surprised when he made the sixth graders play the eighth graders.
  • He is rated as 'furious daily' in Nate's 'P.S. 38 ANGERGRAPH!', the second-highest ranking, behind Clara Lessard-Godfrey.

Gallery

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.