|“||Hey Waterboy! YOUR FIRED!||„|
|~ Coach Beaulieu firing Bobby Boucher.|
Coach Red Beaulieu is the main antagonist of the hit Adam Sandler comedy The Waterboy.
He is portrayed by the late Jerry Reed.
Coach Beaulieu is the coach of the Louisiana Cougars, and in his many years he's won dozens of games and is well respected by the players and his competitors.
Though the Waterboy is meant to be a simple comedy, Coach Beaulieu is an evil, devious, manipulative, and cruel character, who is willing to do anything to get his way. Who has caused great mental pain to two of the main characters, Bobby Boucher and Coach Klein. He is shown to be willing to do anything to win, and doesn't care who gets hurt in the way.
Back in the 70's, he and Coach Klein were up to replace the Head Coach at the time. In a green book, Coach Klein had thought up clever plays that could win him the Head Coach position. But Red was able to trick him into willingly handing over the plays, winning Red the position, and once he received the job and was through with Coach Klein, he fired him. Taking away his dignity. Coach Klein was eventually hired as coach for an unsuccessful college football team, the Mud Dogs.
During those years, he hired a waterboy named Bobby Boucher; in the time that Bobby worked for him, he allowed Bobby to be bullied by the players. After 30 years he fired Bobby, only to learn in a bar that Bobby had become a successful football player, using all the people who wronged him as a way to play. Not willing to lose, he plans to make sure that the Waterboy doesn't play.
At a party celebrating Bobby's accomplishments, he and his players crash the event and has Bobby's girlfriend, Vickie, arrested and reveals that Bobby had never passed high school and is ineligible to play, embarrassing him and his old rival once again.
At the Bourbon Bowl, Coach Beaulieu is pleased to see his team winning, satisfied of what he's done. Until Bobby shows up, having passed the test, leading Coach Beaulieu to go to great lengths. He orders one of his players to attack the waterboy, the player does so and knocks out Bobby. Coach Beaulieu laughs at Bobby's misfortune, until Vickie revives Bobby with his blessed water from a glacier in Alaska. And with the help of his team, Bobby wins the game, and reclaiming his, the team's, and Coach Klein's dignity and confidence.