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Coach Doogan is a recurring character from the animated TV Series Pepper Ann. She is the Hazelnut Middle School coach who is always in awe of Pepper Ann Pearson's abilities on the soccer field.


Coach Doogan is the PE teacher at Hazelnut Middle School who prior to doing so was apparently a nun as she repeatedly mentions having "left the convent". She heads the girls soccer team and has a huge amount of respect for Pepper Ann who is her star player. Unlike the other teachers who have a hard time managing her, Doogan is very accepting towards Pepper Ann and only has mild altercations with her. She apparently supports her more rebellious actions as she is also friends with Lydia and joined her Adamant Eve women's retreat with her; showing that she is a strong feminist. Her most infamous moment was in "In Support of" when she confused Pepper Ann by telling her to get support and accidentally convinced her to get a bra when she meant a partner.

In "The Finale", it is established that in the series' version of 2013, Doogan is still a teacher at the school, though she and the rest of the staff are disappointed in the fact that there is nothing significantly different about them after all these years.


Coach Doogan has a very confident, yet direct manner of speaking. She is also very opportunistic as she was very happy and willing to let Pepper Ann join the football team for notoriety's sake. On the whole, she is a very supportive person, but it is shown at times that she has a tendency to ignore glaring issues in order to achieve something of value. Just like with Lydia and Janie Diggety, it is heavily implied that she is a strong feminist and was happy to hear that Pepper Ann was enlightened enough to not have to worry about what other people think.

Physical appearance

Coach Doogan is a woman of average height who has noticeably tan skin and short brown hair. She wears square-ish glasses and is usually seen in her coaching uniform even outside of work; consisting of light blue polo shirt with a pocket, a greyish-green skirt and white tennis shoes that have red poms in the back.


  • Coach Doogan is vocied by Kathy Najimy who also does the voice of another character on the show Margot LaSandre.
  • Coach Doogan, along with Mr. Reason and Nurse Oomla, are the only two members of the Hazelnut Middle School faculty whose first names are never mentioned.


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Season 1: "Ziterella" • "Romeo and Juliet" / "Food Barn" • "Old Best Friend" / "Crunch Pod" • "Psychic Moose" / "Doll and Chain" • "Megablades of Grass" / "Family Vacation" • "The Big Pencil" / "Sani-Paper" • "Uniform Uniformity" / "Snot Your Mother's Music" • "The Environ-Mentals" • "Crush and Burn" / "Soccer Season" • "Thanksgiving Dad" • "Sketch 22" / "Manly Milo" • "Have You Ever Been Unsupervised" / "The Unusual Suspects" • "Nicky Gone Bad" / "In Support of"

Season 2: "Quiz Bowl" / "License to Drive" • "Cocoon Gables" / "Green-Eyed Monster" • "Hazelnut's Finest" / "Cat Scan" • "An OtterBiography" / "GreenSleeves" • "Vanessa Less Tessa" / "Peer Counselor P.A." • "A 'Tween Halloween" / "Mash into Me" • "Presenting Stewart Waldinger" / "P.A.'s Life in a Nutshell" • "Like Riding a Bike" • "Radio Freak Hazelnut" / "Framed" • "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Milo" / "The Sisterhood" • "Impractical Jokes" / "Cold Feet" • "Doppelganger Didi" / "Pepper Ann's Day Off-Kilter" • "A No Hair Day" / "That's My Dad"
Season 3: "You Oughta Be in Musicals!" • "Dances with Ignorance" / "Girl Power" • "Beyond Good and Evel" / "One of the Guys" • "The Wash-Out" / "Def Comedy Mom" • "The First Date Club" / "Unicycle of Life" • "A Kosher Christmas" • "Effie Shrugged" / "Mom Knows What P.A. Did Two Nights Ago" • "The Spanish Imposition" / "Single Unemployed Mother"
Season 4: "Burn, Hazelnut, Burn" / "Career Daze" • "G.I. Janie" / "Miss Moose" • "Pepper Shaker" / "Flaw and Order" • "Baggy Bean Buddies" / "The Beans of Wrath" • "The Velvet Room" • "One Angry Woman" • "The Sellout" / "The Telltale Fuzzy" • "A Valentine's Day Tune" • "Sammy's Song" / "Permanent Record" • "Live and Let Dye" • "Remote Possibilities" / "Considering Constance" • "To Germany with Love" • "Bye, Bye Trinket" / "P.A.'s Pop Fly" • "My Mother, Myself" • "The Amazing Becky Little" • "The Untitled Milo Kamalani Project" / "Guess Who's Coming to the Theater" • "The Great Beyond" / "Jaybirds of a Feather" • "The Way They Were"
Season 5: "The One with Mr. Reason" / "Sense and Senselessness" • "Forging Ahead" / "Reality Bytes" • "Carmello" / "Strike it or Not" • "Complimentary Colors" • "The Merry Lives of Pepper Ann" • "A is for Average" / "Alice Kane Went Down to Calcutta" • "Spice of Life" / "T.G.I.F." • "Dear Debby" / "Too Cool to Be Mom" • "Moose in Love" / "Two's Company" • "Zen and the Art of Milo" / "That's My Mama Destructo" • "Unhappy Campers" / "Searching for Pepper Ann Pearson" • "The Word" / "The Perfect Couple" • "The Finale"

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See also
House of Mouse