Bill Alverson is the star of TLC’s new reality TV show Coach Charming. He’s a lawyer in the small town of Andalusia, Alabama. He runs a small law firm, Alverson and Alverson, with his son William. When not in the office or in court, Bill Alverson is in a dance studio working as a pageant coach. He’s got the Southern accent and attitude of family man Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best. And he doesn’t hold back sharp criticism from his young female contestants just like dance instructor Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms.
Alverson says this about his approach to advising pageant contestants: “If I’m a surgeon and I want to cut out a tumor, I’m not going to use a butter knife. Hell, no.” He adds: “My tongue is the scapel. It’s there. And we’re going to go to the core of the problem.” Maybe it was his abrasive style of talking that contributed to his divorce from his wife of 29 years. Or maybe it was something else. Coach Charming premieres on November 4 at 10pm on TLC.