Jack Bolton (also known as Coach Bolton) is the coach for the East High Basketball Team. He is also Troy Bolton's father and the husband of Lucille Bolton. He is portrayed by Bart Johnson.


Jack Bolton graduated from East High and was once the star of the Wildcats basketball team. He is married to Lucille and they have a son named Troy. He lives in the past and decided to coach his high school's basketball team.

Physical Appearance

Jack Bolton appears to be the much older version of Troy. Jack is described to be handsome much like his son with bright blue eyes and chestnut brown hair.

High School Musical

The Coach does not initially approve of Troy and Gabriella's relationship, worrying that Gabriella might distract Troy from the basketball game. Eventually, though, he accepts her.

High School Musical 2


High School Musical 3: Senior Year




  • Nick Peil portrays Coach Bolton in Western High Schools production of High School Musical 1 and 2.
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  • He is portrayed by Bart Johnson and Ian Wickham in the Theatre Production.
  • In a minor version of the production of High School Musical, Luke Pickles portrayed the role of Coach Bolton.