The Cabot School District announced Monday that it has hired Scott Reed as the Panthers head football coach, replacing Mike Malham.
Reed has been head football coach at El Dorado for the past 12 seasons. Prior to that, he was head football coach for Forrest City High School. He also spent three years as assistant football coach for Stephen F. Austin University.
During his 12 seasons at El Dorado, the Wildcats enjoyed four 6A State Championship titles (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013), 6A State Runner-Up (2008), 6A State Semi-Finals (2012, 2014), and many playoff appearances. Reed averages nine wins per season and holds the school record for the most wins (106) as head coach at El Dorado.
Reed’s teams were 8-0 against Magnolia during those 12 seasons.
Class 7A Cabot finished 2018 with a 4-6 record, 2-4 in conference.
Some of Reed’s other accolades include Lowell Manning Award for Outstanding High School Coach in Arkansas (2011), 6A Coach of the Year (2009, 2011), Hooten’s 6A/7A Coach of the Year (2010), 6A South Conference Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013), and Union County NAACP Man-of-the-Year (2010).
As a walk-on for the Razorbacks in 1980, Reed played quarterback for four years under Lou Holtz at the University of Arkansas. From 1984-1987, he served as a student assistant under Ken Hatfield.
Reed graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1979. He is married and has two grown sons.