CPS Hires New Head Girls Basketball Coach

Posted on 03/29/2019

Media Release

Cabot, AR – The Cabot School District has announced the hiring of Jay Cook as the new Lady Panthers Head Basketball Coach. Cook replaces Carla Crowder who is retiring at the end of this school year.

Cook comes to Cabot from the Paragould School District where he has served as the Girls Athletic Director for five years and Head Girls Basketball Coach for close to 11 years. During his time at Paragould, he also served as the Head Girls Track Coach and Head Boys/Girls Cross Country Coach. Prior to that, Cook was the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach for Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Cook has more than twenty years of coaching experience. While at Paragould, he achieved numerous accomplishments including 196 victories, 5A State Championship (2014), and State finals three years in a row (2014, 2013, 2012). His team also appeared in state tournaments eight out of the last nine years. Other top honors include, AHSCA Outstanding Coach of the Year Girls Basketball (2013-2014), AHSCA Outstanding Coach of the Year Girls Athletics (2013-2014), ArBCA 5A Girls Coach of the Year (2013-2014), and 5A East Outstanding Coach (2013-2014).

Superintendent Dr. Thurman stated, “Jay Cook is the right coach to continue leading our Lady Panthers basketball program. We are excited for him and his family to join our district and community. We look forward to Coach Cook building on the success of our Lady Panthers moving forward.”

Cook received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in 1994. He graduated from Lakeside High School in Hot Springs in 1989. Cook is married and has four daughters. 

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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

ACE North
(Grades 9-12)

401 North Lincoln, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3546
Fax: (501) 941-3156

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