In The Middle episode “Floating 50,” while Mike Heck (Neil Flynn) tries to throw a surprise party for Frankie’s (Patricia Heaton) 50th birthday, their son Brick (Atticus Shaffer) turns in a project at school about how he doesn’t think he can play sports. When Coach Babbitt hears about Brick’s project, she sets out to prove Brick wrong. She’s determined to make him an athlete.
Coach Babbitt is portrayed by Brooke Dillman. She’s appeared on several TV shows including The Office, 2 Broke Girls, The Mindy Project, Nip/Tuck, Good Morning, Miami (Sister Brenda Trogman), and variety shows including Blue Collar TV, Foxworthy’s Big Night Out, and The Wayne Brady Show. Dillman is also recognized for her role as Mrs. Hayworth in the super popular movie Superbad (Mrs. Hayworth). Or maybe you recognize her voice from Bob’s Burgers (Trish, Ginnby, and Meatcute). The Middle airs Wednesdays at 8pm on ABC.