coach for

coach (someone) for (something)

To help someone to prepare for something. My daughter struggles with public speaking, so I coached her for the debate.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

coach someone for something

to train or drill someone in preparation for doing something. Elliott coached his roommate every night for the contest. Juan coached Alice for the play.
See also: coach
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Tally-ho coach for Leicester'll be round in half an hour, and don't wait for nobody." So spake the boots of the Peacock Inn Islington, at half-past two o'clock on the morning of a day in the early part of November 183-, giving Tom at the same time a shake by the shoulder, and then putting down a candle; and carrying off his shoes to clean.
The award is not based on wins and losses, but rather honors a deserving high school football coach for his effect on his players, school, and community.
To suggest that a senior manager should put him- or herself in the hands of a coach for adjustments on an "as-needed" basis is absurd.
That experience was invaluable to me in so many important ways, and there is no doubt whatsoever that I am a better coach for having done it.
The Power of Influence Award was created as a way for the AFCA and AFCF to honor a deserving high school football coach for his effect on his players, school, and community.
I had been a defensive line coach for seven seasons and although I had also become the recruiting coordinator and special teams coordinator, my next logical step was to coordinate a defense ...
"John," was the command, we need a teaching coach for our young people in Washington.
Besides appearing as a clinician at baseball clinics around the country for the past eight years, O'Connell has also served as an envoy coach for Major League Baseball, spending his summers developing players and coaches in Germany.
In most ways, he was the perfect kind of coach for the super group of players he had.
His career takes off on the day he becomes a head coach for the first time.
After all, he was the last coach for whom the athlete played and that becomes very meaningful.
Michael May, a highly successful basketball coach for the past 19 years, is also an authority on sports computer technology.
I figured I would coach for a while and then go home and earn some money in the off-season.
DeBERRY: I was very fortunate to join the coach for whom I had played in college (Wofford) and then assisted on his staff.