Coach Z Evolution
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This page tracks the evolution of Coach Z.
|Early Coach Z sketches (and Bubs ones, too)||???||Sketchbook (museum)||N/A|
|This is Coach "Zee's" first design||1999||Where My Hat Is At?; flashback; alternate universe; The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw||N/A|
|Coach Z's second design||1999||Marshmallow's Last Stand; Old Characters Page||His colors have gotten lighter, he has more shading, his head is rounder, and the Z's shape and color has changed.|
|Coach Z's third design||2000||Character Cards; Yearbook Character Page (in photo)||He has darker and brighter colors, a thinner outline, rounder eyes and his hat and medallion have changed colors.|
|Coach Z's fourth design||2000||Theme Song Video; Homestarloween Party||His outline is colored and not just plain black, his medallion has changed color, his shading is gone, and his hat has lighter colors.|
|Coach Z's fifth design||2000||Toons from A Holiday Greeting to Ever and More!; Main Pages 11 and 23; various Strong Bad Emails from stand-up to mini-golf||His skin tone has become a slightly lighter shade, the Z appears to be polished, and his medallion has changed color again. He also has much more advanced shading and thicker and brighter outlines. The Z has a shadow on his body.|
|Coach Z's sixth design||2003||(officially, without a switch back to the fifth design) various toons starting with Jibblies 2 Teaser; various Strong Bad Emails starting with hygiene|| His feet aren't as far apart. The shine on his Z has changed, and it also leaves a lighter shadow on his body. His cap is less slanted and closer to his eyes, and the brim is smaller. His head is smaller, and his outlines no longer have gaps at his arms.
Starting with impression, TBC have switched between designs 5 and 6 in several toons.
|The current design||2005||Happy Fireworks!; Weclome Back; Summer Short Shorts;No Hands on Deck; Decemberween Short Shorts; mini-golf; shapeshifter; Where My Hat Is At? (toon); dictionary||His legs are longer and his shoulders are broader. In Where My Hat Is At? (toon), the Z on his emblem was pointed.|