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NOTHING! Nothing is gonna stand between me and my legacy!
~ Arnold intimidating his players.

Coach Walter "Walt" Arnold, aka The Hotheaded Coach, is a one-shot character who appears on the WB/CW television series Smallville, serving as the central villain of the Season 1 episode "Hothead".

He was portrayed by Dan Lauria, who also played Salvatore Matacio in Walker: Texas Ranger.


Arnold is Smallville High School's football coach, having served in that position for many years; he coached Jonathan Kent when he was a student, as well as Pete Ross' older brothers. He was known for his highly aggressive coaching style as well as his volcanic temper.

Walt Arnold was noted to have brought the Crows to victory for over 25 years and had won 200 games.

In 2001, Arnold was informed by Principal James Kwan that a handful of his players are ineligible to participate in the upcoming football game (which also marks Arnold's 200th game) due to a cheating scandal, and he tries to persuade Kwan to deal with the scandal after the game.

When Kwan stands by his decision to suspend the cheating players and leaves, Arnold reacts in anger and finds he has developed pyrokinesis. Due to being exposed to meteor rocks in his sweat box from the steam having a green tinge.

Later, Arnold witnesses Clark Kent catch a football thrown by a player at Chloe Sullivan, and he corners Clark, whom he convinced to join the football team. He told the teenager that he has to step out of his father's shadow and be his own man. That afternoon, Arnold coaches practice and angrily encourages Clark to stop focusing on his father.

That night, Arnold receives another visit from Kwan, who tells him that one of his players came forward and confessed that Arnold gave his players the answers to their exam.

When Kwan announces his intentions to get the rest of the players to confess and have him suspended from coaching forever, an enraged Arnold vows that Kwan isn't going to bring him down, generating a burst of flame on his desk, much to Kwan's shock.

After Kwan leaves, Arnold quickly masters his power and tries to kill Kwan by setting his car afire while he's inside; fortunately Kwan is rescued by Clark.

Sometime later, Arnold calls a meeting of his players and insultingly confronts them about confessing to Kwan. When one player, Trevor Chapel, protests that they wouldn't get into college if they had cheated on their records, Arnold guesses that Trevor was the one who told Kwan and physically strikes the boy.

He then causes the sprinklers to shoot flames while declaring that nothing was going to stand in the way of his legacy, intimidating the players into silence.

The next night, Arnold corners Trevor in the parking lot after seeing him talk to Chloe Sullivan, grabbing and burning his wrist as Trevor insists that he didn't say anything to Chloe and that Chloe has footage of what happened the previous night.

Arnold then uses his powers to set fire to the Torch office while Chloe was working on an article to expose him, but stops when Clark arrives to save Chloe.

The day of the game, Arnold is confronted in his sweat box by Clark, who is weakened by the Kryptonite rocks. He punches Clark and locks him inside the sweat box. Later, he is in the middle of coaching the game when he sees Jonathan talking to Pete on the football pitch and confronts the farmer, who says he's looking for Clark.

Arnold falsely says he hasn't seen Clark and draws Jonathan's silent disapproval when he contemptuously remarks that Clark doesn't have what it takes to be a winner. Moments later, after he saw Jonathan heading into the school to look for Clark, Arnold orders the assistant coach to take his place before taking off to follow Jonathan.

After Jonathan pulls Clark out of the sweat box, Arnold hits Jonathan with a fire extinguisher before trying to hit Clark, who recovers and blocks the blow, then sends Arnold crashing through a window. Clark gets up and advances on Arnold, who insists he needs to win the game.

After Clark tells him it's too late, Arnold generates flames in an attempt to kill Clark who, unaffected, walks through them. Clark then sends the coach flying into the shower. When Clark tells him to give up and that he lost, Arnold screams in fury, causing flames to erupt from the shower heads and consume him, killing him.


Football is not a democracy, and you will do as I say because I know what's best for you.
~ Arnold to Whitney, during a football game.
You've been here, what, six months? I've been here 25 years. We're not talking about just a game; we're talking about my legacy. [...] I've been educating young people all my life. You know how many boys have gone on to college because of me? Have gotten good jobs on my recommendations?!
~ Arnold to Principal Kwan.
Look, I'm giving you a chance to be a part of something special. A part of history. I've seen you stare at your father's picture in that trophy case. Don't tell me you don't want to be a part of this. Now, why don't you suit up?
~ Arnold to Clark.
Kent, there comes a time when you've got to step out of your father's shadow and be your own man. Now, what do you say? Are you ready to be your own man?
~ Arnold to Clark.
Kent! Quit looking in the stands! Your dad's not coaching this team; I am! I didn't bring you out here to be a tackling dummy. Get angry, kick some butt!
~ Arnold, to Clark, during football practice.
You don't understand. I'm an institution. Who'd you think the school board was gonna believe--some cheating little brat who's just trying to cover his own ass or the man who's been leading this school to victory for 25 years?
~ Arnold to Kwan.
You will not bring me down!
~ Arnold to Kwan.
Congratulations. I've never seen a group of young men demonstrate such extraordinary stupidity. Now, which one of you talked?
~ Arnold to his players.
Talking to the school newspaper, Trevor? I thought you were brighter than that.
~ Arnold confronting Trevor about talking to Chloe.
Look, I don't know what the hell your problem is, but you do not want to tick me off right now.
~ Arnold to Clark.
Well, excuse me now. I've got a game to win.
~ Arnold to Clark, after punching Clark and leaving him in the sweatbox.
Well, join the club. I need [Clark] out here. Guess he doesn't have what it takes to be a winner, huh?
~ Arnold talking to Jonathan about Clark.
What I need is to win this game!
~ Arnold to Clark.
~ Walt's last words to Clark as he becomes so enraged that he burns himself to death.



  • Arnold was the first of two Smallville High School faculty members to gain powers from meteor rocks, the second would be Desiree Atkins.


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