Malvern football coach resigns
MALVERN — Malvern head football coach Mike Scarbrough has resigned from the position after the Leopards’ winless season.
Scarbrough said it was “time for a change” in regards to his resignation as head football coach. He said he plans to remain with the district, where he is also an assistant administrator for Malvern Elementary School.
The Leopards went 0-10 overall and 0-7 in the 4A-7 conference this season, finishing the year with a 69-10
loss at Nashville (8-2, 5-2) and a 66-0 loss to Arkadelphia (5-5, 5-2) at home at Claude Mann Stadium. They finished 3-8 in 2017 and 4-6 in 2016.
Scarbrough has been with the district for 27 years. Malvern was 32-26 under Scarbrough before the 2018 season, including a 10-4 record in 2014.
Malvern’s junior high team won the 4A-7 conference title this season. The Cubs won, 21-7, at Claude Mann Stadium against Nashville to close the regular season on Oct. 25.
They were 8-1 overall and 6-1 in conference play. The victory helped Malvern avoid a five-way tie at the top of the conference as Fountain Lake, Ashdown and Arkadelphia each finished 5-2. A win by Nashville would have put both the junior Scrappers and the Cubs at 5-2.