The Film

“Coaches Wives” is a film about the women who share their husband with a particular sport – and the life that that sport dictates for them. Often ignored and under-appreciated in American sports culture, the coach’s wife is the unsung hero who must balance love, sometimes children, domestic responsibilities and other characteristics of being married to a man who has committed his life to coaching a team/sport at a competitive level.

 

The FIlmmakers

 

Jonathan Moore (producer/director) is an independent filmmaker whose films have played in festivals and on public television. A former college basketball player and the son of a coach's wife, he is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and UCLA. He is currently an associate professor of Cinema Arts at Vanguard University of Southern California.

Karen Moore (producer/editor) is a Los Angeles based film and television editor and holds a degree in history and American studies from the University of Richmond. She is the associate director and online editor for "Last Call with Carson Daly" on NBC.

The Moores are married and live in Los Angeles with their son.

Kyo Edmoundson (director of photography/producer) played high school basketball where he gained encouragement from coaches and friends to pursue excellence in some other area. He has previously served as camera operator for the reality series "All Summer Long with the Upperclassmen," and director of photography for the web-based series "Sibs" and media blogsite "The Electric Feast."


The Women

Carolyn Allen - Wife of Randy Allen, Highland Park HS (TX) Football

Carolyn Allen - Wife of Randy Allen, Highland Park HS (TX) Football

Kathy Auriemma - wife of Geno Auriemma, UConn Women’s Basketball

Kathy Auriemma - wife of Geno Auriemma, UConn Women’s Basketball

Beth Barbone - Wife of Tony “Bones” Barbone, AD Pasadena City College/Former Baseball Coach

Beth Barbone - Wife of Tony “Bones” Barbone, AD Pasadena City College/Former Baseball Coach

Bridgett Barnes - Wife of Rod Barnes, Cal State Bakersfield Men’s Basketball

Bridgett Barnes - Wife of Rod Barnes, Cal State Bakersfield Men’s Basketball

Jeanie Buss - Fiancée of Phil Jackson, NY Knicks/LA Lakers

Jeanie Buss - Fiancée of Phil Jackson, NY Knicks/LA Lakers

Denise Fudge - Wife of Mark Fudge, Adair County HS (KY) Boy’s Basketball

Denise Fudge - Wife of Mark Fudge, Adair County HS (KY) Boy’s Basketball

Jeanne Janzen - Wife of Dennis Janzen, Fresno Pacific University, Women’s Volleyball

Jeanne Janzen - Wife of Dennis Janzen, Fresno Pacific University, Women’s Volleyball

Neezer McNab - Wife of Joe McNab, Notre Dame High School (CA) Football

Neezer McNab - Wife of Joe McNab, Notre Dame High School (CA) Football

Daniela Olsen - Wife of Cassidy Olsen, Mira Costa HS (CA) Baseball

Daniela Olsen - Wife of Cassidy Olsen, Mira Costa HS (CA) Baseball

Mindy Rice - Wife of Dave Rice, UNLV Men’s Basketball

Mindy Rice - Wife of Dave Rice, UNLV Men’s Basketball

Andrea Smith - Wife of Kirby Smith, Campbellsville HS (KY) Baseball

Andrea Smith - Wife of Kirby Smith, Campbellsville HS (KY) Baseball

Meo Stansbury - Wife of Rick Stansbury, Texas A&M Men’s Basketball/Former Mississippi State Men’s Basketball

Meo Stansbury - Wife of Rick Stansbury, Texas A&M Men’s Basketball/Former Mississippi State Men’s Basketball

Angie Wilks - Wife of Dean Wilks, Lincoln County HS (KY) Football

Angie Wilks - Wife of Dean Wilks, Lincoln County HS (KY) Football


The Inspiration

 

DAD AND MOM ON BLEACHERS My mother and father, Joanna and Nelson Moore, at Lincoln County High School in Stanford, Kentucky, around 1987. Mom was the classic coach's wife, supporting my dad as he was the head boy's basketball coach, boy's and girl's tennis coach and cross country coach. Mom was always there in the background, supporting both him and our family, every single day.

DAD AND MOM ON BLEACHERS

My mother and father, Joanna and Nelson Moore, at Lincoln County High School in Stanford, Kentucky, around 1987. Mom was the classic coach's wife, supporting my dad as he was the head boy's basketball coach, boy's and girl's tennis coach and cross country coach. Mom was always there in the background, supporting both him and our family, every single day.

My mother Joanna Moore and myself, when we interviewed her for the film at my childhood home in Adair County, Kentucky.

My mother Joanna Moore and myself, when we interviewed her for the film at my childhood home in Adair County, Kentucky.