Great Food Is The Name Of The Game!


About Coach & Willie’s

On October 25, 2000, owners Eric Stoltz and Mark Simonek opened the doors of their first restaurant, Coach & Willie’s in downtown Phoenix, Arizona to a crowd of hungry guests waiting for a chance to taste some of Chef and co-founder Mark Simonek’s signature dishes.

We want to express our sincere appreciation to our guests, staff members, and suppliers for their continuing support as partners in our growth,” said co-owner Eric Stoltz. “We are certain that future years should be even more successful as we continue to take the menu, service and atmosphere to a new level.”

We offer a full menu, including our award winning nachos, wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas and much, much more!  C&W’s new one of a kind design will include 30 HD flat screen TV’s for our guests viewing, brick décor, rich mahogany and lots of sports memorabilia.  We are the perfect place to watch your favorite sports team!  Whether it’s the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, college football or basketball, we’ll have it on at Coach & Willie’s!  Coach & Willies…GREAT FOOD IS THE NAME OF THE GAME!


Who Are Coach & Willie?

Coach & Willie

They are the fathers of owners Mark Simonek & Eric Stoltz.

Hal, whose nickname is “Coach,” was a successful college coach for over 40 years in Southern California. He is now retired & living in Arizona.

Willie, an inspiration to us all, saw the beginning of the restaurant construction & now overlooks us daily. Each year, the restaurant honors Willie & his memory with a charitable golf tournament benefiting American Cancer Society.

Mark & Eric extend their gratitude to you, our loyal customers for visiting the restaurant that means so much to them & the Coach & Willie’s staff.


Our Team

  • Mark Simonek

    Mark is a managing partner at Coach & Willie's. His development of training manuals and recipes, plus his ability to work side by side with his ‘Back of the House’ team, insures consistency and profitability.

  • Eric Stoltz
    Eric Stoltz

    Eric a managing partner here at Coach & Willies. His role in the company is to employ & lead the managers in the existing restaurants, develop marketing strategies and identify new opportunities.

  • Kevin Grojean
    Kevin Grojean

    Kevin is the GM of Coach & Willie's. His teamwork, dedication, work ethic, customer interaction and service, coupled with his high standard for quality food and spirits make him a valued player on this phenomenal team.

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