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Coach Wade More information about Survivor 20 contestant...
Benjamin 'Coach' Wade
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Individual contestants:
Amanda Kimmel
Candice Woodcock
Cirie Fields
'Coach' Wade
Colby Donaldson
Courtney Yates
Danielle DiLorenzo
James Clement
Jerri Manthey
JT Thomas
Parvati Shallow
Randy Bailey
Rob Mariano
Rupert Boneham
Russell Hantz
Sandra Diaz-Twine
Stephenie LaGrossa
'Sugar' Kiper
Tom Westman
Tyson Apostol

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Contestant-related press and rumors
Reality Blurred
January 26, 2009: Andy Dehnart of Reality Blurred blogging fame posts a long late pre-game interview with Coach. Highlights include:

"Benjamin attributes the decrease in media attention that the show gets to the way the weak tend to prevail, and said that 'seeing the decline of the articles that are written about the show and—I shouldn’t be saying that, but I think that’s partially because it’s become predictable in its unpredictability. I want to get the four strongest people to the final four because that’s who deserves it.'" [sounds about right...]
Coach's CBS S18 site bio
January, 2009: CBS gets around to putting up S18 content:

"Benjamin Wade is known by many names. As the head women's soccer coach at the Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, he is called 'Coach Wade,' but he also goes by 'Maestro' due to role as an artistic director and conductor of a California symphony orchestra. A skilled musician, Benjamin was traveling the world playing the trumpet before most kids could even spell 'trumpet.'
   Wade sees coaching as another form of manipulation. 'You have to find out what everybody wants, what everybody needs, what they think they want, what think they need and then you have to be the person that solves everything.' He knows these skills will be valuable in the game of Survivor.
    If Benjamin was asked to wear just one hat, it would be that of 'Renaissance Man.' Aside from setting the world record for the longest solo kayak expedition on the ocean (an amazing 6,132 miles), Wade has also been attacked by a tiger shark, stalked by a jaguar in the Amazon and has been bitten by a piranha on his right hand. To say that he is a Type A, Alpha male, who likes to control the environment around him may just be an understatement. Coach's dominant personality will be a force to be reckoned with in the game.
    Benjamin is single and currently splits his time in Bolivar, Mo, and Susanville, Calif. His birth date is September 18."

Coach's CBS intro video (at least until CBS removes it):

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