Renee Young to Replace Jonathan Coachman at WWE ‘Raw’ Announce Table

“Coach” will now host pay-per-view kickoff shows

Last Updated: September 10, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

Renee Young is set to replace Jonathan Coachman at the WWE “Monday Night Raw” announce table, becoming the first woman to land that gig on a full-time basis. Coachman will now host WWE’s pay-per-view kickoff shows.

Beginning tonight, Young joins Michael Cole and Corey Graves each week on WWE’s flagship USA Network show. She is currently part of the “Mae Young Classic” — an annual all-women’s wrestler tournament — commentary team on WWE Network.

Lately, Young had been filling in week-to-week for the man affectionately called “Coach” on sort of a trial basis. She had previously served primarily as a backstage interviewer, host of pre- and post-shows, and commentator on various WWE programs, including “Raw,” “SmackDown Live” and “NXT.”

Prior to WWE, Young worked at The Score Television Network in Canada, where she co-hosted “WWE Aftermath.”

Coachman will begin his new role this Sunday, Sept. 16 alongside Booker T, David Otunga, Sam Roberts and Peter Rosenberg leading in to WWE’s “Hell in a Cell” PPV. The ESPN alum’s broadcasting career has also included jobs at MSG Network and the Golf Channel.

Young is married to WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose.

WWE’s “Raw” airs live on Monday nights from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on USA Network.