Coach Ken Tanaka (Patrick Gallagher) Leaving “Glee”

McKinley High will be saying goodbye to Coach Ken Tanaka on the hotly-anticipated sophomore season of Glee. The character — portrayed Patrick Gallagher — is expected to be replaced by a new football coach on the next season of the Emmy-nominated musical-comedy.Glee will instead be welcoming actress Dot Jones as the school’s new football coach,

McKinley High will be saying goodbye to Coach Ken Tanaka on the hotly-anticipated sophomore season of Glee. The character — portrayed Patrick Gallagher — is expected to be replaced by a new football coach on the next season of the Emmy-nominated musical-comedy.

Glee will instead be welcoming actress Dot Jones as the school’s new football coach, Shannon Bestie, TVGuide.com said Tuesday. The new character is being touted as a potential new rival for Jane Lynch’s Cheerios cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester. According to industry snitches with the mag’s Keck’s Exclusives Column, Gallagher’s Coach Tanaka “ran his course after failing in his attempt to marry Emma. “

Gallagher has not been written into the show’s future episodes.

What say you, Gleeks? Will you miss Coach?