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Ernie (Coach)

Played by: Damon Wayans Jr. in New Girl

A cocky and driven, yet sometime awkward former athlete who now works as a personal trainer. He is one of the roommates when Jess first moves into the loft in the pilot, but he moves out before the second episode for then-undisclosed reasons, allowing for Winston to take his place. Because the three need a new tenant, Coach returns to the loft in season 3's "Coach" and stays for the entire season, and in season 4 is promoted to series regular on the series. Source: Wikipedia