coach (someone) for (something)

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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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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.
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Known as a strict disciplinarian and perfectionist, Mumford coached for 36 years, utilizing innovative coaching styles and techniques that were way ahead of his time.
William Glinton Douglas III, 45, was the diving coach at Agoura High in the spring of 2002 and also coached for the Dive Thousand Oaks club team.
I coached for six years before discovering the wealth of knowledge in the research literature.
Who has coached for 55 freaking years - longer than any man in history.
So I taught and coached for two years, then became the librarian and coached for two more years.
Mike, 39, has coached for 18 years, including a couple of years as an assistant in high school and two at St.