Monday, May 05, 2008
PWInsider.com can confirm Coachman has been hired by ESPN as an anchor. There's no word on when Coachman will debut for the cable sports network, but internally, WWE sources believe Coachman will be finishing up shortly, if he isn't done already with the company.Coachman has done a ton of College Football over the past few years and is an ex-athlete, but I don't know about him taking over an anchor spot on ESPN. There's no word as to which programs he'll be on, and I will relay that as soon as I find out. Interesting interesting hire though.
Coachman had been with WWE since December 1999, working as an announcer and on-air heel persona. Prior to his work with WWF/E, Coachman was a sports writer and sports anchor in his native Kansas.
Why Jonathan Coachman Was Pulled From Smackdown (PW Insider)
(Thanks to Reed for the link)