Coach Bobby Finstock is a the coach of Beacon Hills High School's lacrosse and cross country teams, The Cyclones, on MTV’s Teen Wolf. He is played by Orny Adams.

Finstock is also a teacher of Economics and Physical Education.

He is one of the only characters on the show that was also in the Teen Wolf Movie.


Often used for comic relief, Coach Bobby is eccentric in behavior and appearance. His hair is usually unkempt and his office, glimpsed in The Tell, seems much disorganized.

He seems to care more about the success of students on the field than in the classroom offering good grades for his players in exchange for various tasks.

Finstock is a recovering alcoholic with 15 years sobriety.


An unseen student and member of the lacrosse team named "Greenberg" is often the focus of Coach Finstock's ire.

In four Seasons to date he's kept up a running verbal assault of Greenberg often blaming him for the team's failings and mocking his skills in the classroom.

Season 1Edit

Coach Finstock is the first to notice Scott McCall’s improvement on the lacrosse field and puts him on first line. (Read More...)

He tells Scott to play at the first game despite having reservations. (Read More...)

At the Parent Teacher conference, he discusses Stiles Stilinski's inability to concentrate in class and is seen amongst a panic crowd when a mountain lion enters the parking lot. (Read More...)

Scott and Stiles use his heart rate monitor to help Scott control his abilities and later humiliates Scott in class. (Read More...)

Because of a pink-eye epidemic, he is forced to put Stiles on first line. (Read More...)

Finstock promotes Scott to Co-Captain of the team alongside Jackson Whittemore. (Read More...)

He forbids Scott from going to a dance due to poor grades. When he tries to throw him out, Scott has Danny dance him and forcing Finstock to back down before he makes a bigger problem. (Read More...)

Season 2Edit

The Coach offers 'A' grades to any of his players who can help find Lydia Martin in the woods. He relates a comic story of losing a testicle to hypothermia. (Read More...)

He holds a practice session and is continually annoyed by Scott's antics while being the goalie. (Read More...)

He stumbles upon Scott and Stiles as chains coming out of Stiles' locker and awkwardly leaves the situation. (Read More...)

He pulls Boyd out of the crowd to play lacrosse after an opposing player disables most of the Cyclone’s front line. (Read More...)

He witnesses Lydia’s breakdown in his class as she writes “Someone Help Me” backwards on the chalkboard several times while hallucinating. He exposes Danny's shredded equipment. (Read More...)

Coach inquires Stiles about Jackson's absence as the championship game is soon approaching. (Read More...)

For the championship lacrosse game he gives the same speech heard from Independence Day. During the game as players begin to drop like flies, he's forced to send in Scott even though he's on academic probation. (Read More...)

Despite his loud and eccentric behavior, he's shown to be concerned about some of his players. He especially shows his concern for Scott and his grades and hopes it wasn't because of him. (Read More...)

Season 3Edit

During a lesson on the "Risk and Reward" principal of economics, Finstock is surprised by Scott's new found knowledge. Coach demonstrates the well known college drinking game "quarters". (Read More...)

During Cross Country practice, he helps the sheriff clear away bystanders after a body was found near the school. (Read More...)

Finstock takes the Cross Country team for a meet while Scott and friends recover from their recent attack on the The Alpha Pack. (Read More...)

When the meet is postponed until the following day, Coach takes the team to the Motel Glen Capri for the night. In the morning he announces that the meet has been cancelled. Finstock's whistle is found to be laced with wolfsbane so that each time he blew it on the bus everyone was dosed with the poison. (Read More...)

Finstock is attempting to teach the difference between Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Product (GNP) when Stiles slips into a waking nightmare. Finstock blows his whistle which snaps him out of it. (Read More...)

Coach Finstock falls victim to Halloween pranks from Scott and Stiles. (Read More...)

He reminds everyone at the school that there is a curfew using a bullhorn. (Read More...)

Finstock walks into a trip wire and is shot with an arrow. (Read More...)

He later helps Scott's friends get an Eichen House escapee, Meredith Walker away from Brunski whom he seems to have a past with. (Read More...)

He shows Malia Tate around the school, telling her about how she'll adjust pretty quick. (Read More...)

Season 4Edit

As the lacrosse season resumes, he supervises tryouts and finds interest in Liam Dunbar and even Kira Yukimura who technically didn't tryout. (Read More...)

During the first scrimmage, Coach refuses to sit out Liam at Scott's request. He benches Kira for failing to pass even though she scored a goal. (Read More...)

He instructs his players to find Garrett after it's discovered he's a killer. Later, he is in his office feeling sick. (Read More...)

He is the first to be infected by the weaponized virus via an inkpad. He fully recovers. (Read More...)

He warns his players about responsible drinking at the annual bonfire. (Read More...)

He gives Malia a test back with an "F" on it. (Read More...)

Scott, Liam and Stiles try to explain to him why they missed practice. (Read More...)

Season 5Edit

Coach reveals that he has been in rehab for months and has been purposefully relapsing just to stay in there. Scott and Stiles convince him to return for a charity game to forfeit, but he is determined to win as usual. (Read More...)

Season 6Edit

Coach breaks up an extra credit session as he believes the teens are wasting their youth, even calling them losers. He tells them to live their lives while they can before kicking them out the school. (Read More...)

Coach appoints Liam as the new captain of the lacrosse team. He wrongly assumes that Liam was still out on the field playing despite the heavy rain, when in actuality, he was fighting Ghost Riders. (Read More...)

Coach scolds Scott, his new assistant coach, for giving the players hope when he never did that for Scott. Nothing motivated them more than withering criticism, Coach said. (Read More...)

Coach breaks up the fight between Liam, Gabe and Nolan. He sends the two aggressors to the principal's office before helping Liam to his feet. (Read More...)

Coach savagely attacks a hunter with a lacrosse stick after he pointed a rifle at Jackson and Ethan. (Read More...)



  • Greenberg, take a lap. Let’s go. Faster, Greenberg! Let’s go.” — Coach Finstock at Lacrosse practice in Second Chance at First Line
  • Let’s start with a quick summary of last night’s reading. Greenberg, put your hand down. Everybody knows you did the reading.” — Coach Finstock in Economics Class in Heart Monitor
  • Due to the recent pinkeye epidemic, thank you, Greenberg, the following people have made first line on a probationary basis, emphasis on the word ‘probationary’.” — Coach Finstock in the locker room in Lunatic
  • What are you looking at, Greenberg?” — Coach Finstock at the Prom in Formality
  • Bilinski! Shut up!” — Coach Finstock to Stiles in Lunatic
  • I told them I'd sooner cut off my last remaining testicle than cut my best player!” — Coach Finstock to Scott in Formality
  • Do you think you can move faster than the lifeless corpse of my dead grandmother?!” — Coach Finstock to Scott in Second Chance at First Line
  • What happened to Greenberg? He sucks, you suck.... slightly less.” — Coach Finstock to Stiles in Battlefield
  • Jared, I'm warning you. I'm an empathetic vommitter. You throw up, I'm gonna throw up right back on you and it will be profoundly disgusting.” — Coach Finstock on the bus to a cross country meet in Frayed
  • Jared, you suck! Hey, somebody grab some towels. Or a mop ... Or a new bus.” — Coach Finstock after Jared throws up on the bus in Frayed
  • I should've stayed in rehab.” — Coach after The Beast shows up in A Credible Threat

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