BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Spike TV is developing a television series where former Miami Hurricane and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will team up with anger management specialist Dr. Christian Conte to help coaches deal with anger related issues stemming from the stresses of the coaching profession. The cable network, owned by Viacom, has ordered eight hour-long episodes of “Coaching Bad” to premier in early 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show, much like celebrity rehab, will feature several different coaches from across the country from a variety of sports all living under one roof in Los Angeles.
Lewis and Conte will work alongside several guest-star sports figures, including Bill Romanowski, Chuck Pagano and Glen “Big Baby” Davis in an “intensive retraining and reconditioning program.”
The program includes three phases of therapy: “assessing the coaches’ baseline anger issues, working to create real change and putting that change to the test” writes The Hollywood Reporters’ Lesley Goldberg. For many of the participating coaches, this opportunity is a last chance to save their jobs and even their marriage.
Lewis has a long history as a motivational speaker and his “What time is it?” pregame chant is famous here in Baltimore. He motivated his team and others without degrading or berating them. He only asked them for effort and to be “pissed off for greatness.” He is clearly the perfect celebrity athlete to host this type of show.
Here’s a look at Ray’s style of motivational speaking via EA Sports Madden NFL 13:
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