"Coach" got his nickname because the first time I met him, the words out of his mouth were not "Hello, it's nice to meet you". It was more along the lines of "Hey, you need to stand back a bit more on your board so you're not riding it like a longboarder". To say he didn't make a very good first impression is an understatement! But over time, I learned to appreciate his somewhat obnoxious (but funny) personality. He still gives me useful surfing tips and we always look forward to his wacky board antics whenever he is out there in the lineup!