Coach Kleats has a constant problem in getting the athletic best out of his students. He always tries his best to get Archie and Reggie's minds off girls, but rarely succeeds for long. He often gets undesired advice from Mr. Weatherbee on how to turn his losing teams around. In one story, it is revealed that he has arthritis in his hand. He thought that it would mean the end of his career as an athletic coach, but Archie helped him realize that his ability to teach is what really counts.