Coach Bobby is the Sault High varsity hockey coach and a business teacher—and eventually, Daunis discovers he’s involved in the meth cell. This is totally unexpected for her, though, as Coach has always been wildly supportive of all hockey players, particularly female players like Daunis and Robin who played on a boys’ team. It’s unfathomable to Daunis that Coach would see no issue with kidnapping Daunis (and before her, Uncle David) and threatening Mom to encourage Daunis to cook great meth after protecting and supporting her for years. Still, once his involvement comes to light, Daunis realizes she missed some of the signs that he was involved, such as an apparent recent influx of money and the fact that he’s known for investing in various business ventures. Despite his involvement, Coach Bobby ultimately agrees to be the “star witness” and testify against Levi—something that gives Daunis recurring nightmares.
Coach Bobby Character Timeline in Firekeeper’s Daughter
The timeline below shows where the character Coach Bobby appears in Firekeeper’s Daughter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Daunis starts seeing someone. Levi just said that they should be back by Monday for Coach Bobby ’s Labor Day bonfire cookout. At the hotel, Daunis catches a glimpse of Jamie’s ID,... (full context)
...telling her that she’s not allowing herself to experience new things. Jamie finally asks about Coach Bobby , and Daunis explains that he’s the Sault High hockey coach and a business teacher.... (full context)
Daunis and Jamie approach the party on the shore, eliciting teasing whoops from party attendees. Coach Bobby is flipping burgers under a gazebo, and Daunis introduces him to Jamie. Coach Bobby gruffly... (full context)
...Daunis in a calming hug. Daunis remembers listening to a story on the radio with Coach Bobby about calming animals this way prior to slaughter. Soon after, Daunis leads a bunch of... (full context)
...NDA. Mrs. Edwards, who bought GrandMary’s clothing store, introduces herself first, and then Daunis introduces Coach Bobby and Mr. Edwards to Ron. Mr. Edwards insists Daunis call him Grant now that she’s... (full context)
...the Edwards house, Daunis identifies all the luxury vehicles belonging to Dana, Levi, Grant, and Coach Bobby , but she insists nice cars aren’t suspicious and Coach won his in a poker... (full context)
...much money in their joint account. He says he’s buying land in Ontario, but unlike Coach Bobby (who’s always looking for investments), this investment will take off. Then, Levi asks if GrandMary... (full context)
...final period, Stormy crashes into Daunis. She lands on her shoulder to stabbing pain, and Coach Bobby pulls Daunis out immediately. Macy soon joins Daunis on the bench and comments that Jamie... (full context)
...prison each night.) Mike is still at large; his parents divorced. The star witness is Coach Bobby . When he accepted the plea deal to testify against Levi, Daunis started having nightmares... (full context)