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. He is an avid supporter of the New Mexico Basketball Beard Federation.
- Nick Peil portrays Coach Bolton in Western High Schools production of High School Musical 1&2.
- To contact Nick Peil for future events, follow him on twitter @I_Am_Nick Nick Peil
- 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.