2018 To Be Coach Mike Malham's Final Season as Cabot Panthers Head Football Coach

Posted on 06/20/2018

Media Release: June 20, 2018

Cabot, AR – Cabot Panthers Head Football Coach Mike Malham has announced he is retiring following the upcoming 2018 football season. Coach Malham is the winningest active coach in Arkansas high school football with currently 297 wins heading into his final coaching season. He is also the second winningest football coach in Arkansas high school history.

Coach Malham was named head coach at Cabot High School in 1981. His current 37 year record at Cabot (1981-2017) is 297-133-4. He has led the Panthers to two State Championships, one in 1983 with a record of 13-1, and the second in 2000 with a record of 14-0. He also has three state runner-up titles (1997, 13-1, 1998, 12-2, and 2013, 12-1) and has led his team to the state semi-finals 11 times. Coach Malham has also won 15 conference championships during his tenure at Cabot.

Coach Malham began his college career at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro playing tight end in 1972, but was later moved to linebacker for the 1973, 1974, and 1975 seasons. Malham is the fourth leading tackler in ASU’s football history and a two-time All-Southland linebacker. He was also named an Academic All-American. Malham was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 17th round in 1976. 

Superintendent Dr. Tony Thurman stated, “Mike Malham is a coaching legend. He comes from a football family and pours his heart into our athletes. It’s been amazing watching him on the field. He will truly be missed but will always be part of our Cabot Panther family. We wish him the best in retirement.”

Following the 2018 football season, Coach Malham plans to spend more time with his two young grandchildren and work on his wife’s honey-do list. “I’ve spent half my life here at Cabot,” says Malham, “I’m not sure how I’ll feel after leaving, it’s bittersweet, but I’m a lifetime member and will always be a Cabot Panther fan.”

Coach Malham was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. His father was also inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746