WWE.com announced this morning that Jonathan Coachman (aka The Coach) has signed a deal to return to the company and will join the RAW commentary team starting tonight.
Coachman will join Michael Cole and Corey Graves going forward every Monday night, replacing WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. WWE noted that Booker T will continue to take part as a panelist for WWE kickoff shows as well as being a “WWE ambassador.”
Coachman first signed with WWE (then the WWF) back in 1999, taking on a role as a backstage interviewer and later transitioning to a career on commentary on RAW with Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler. He also served as an interim RAW General Manager.
He left WWE back in 2008 and signed with ESPN in an on-air anchor role. Coachman would later be part of WWE segments on ESPN interview various talent. He then quietly parted ways with ESPN last year when the company began cutting jobs.
Coachman appeared on the RAW 25th Anniversary episode last Monday night.