Former NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington hired as head coach at SoCal high school

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Former Washington Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington is the new head football coach at Maranatha High School in Pasadena, California.Ā  Arrington, who was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Redskins, was announced as the school’s new head coach Monday.

On the school’s website, Maranatha Athletic Director Sammy Skinner said, “Coach Arrington is a man of integrity, has unwavering faith, and we couldn’t be more excited for him to lead our young men”.

“I’m most excited about this opportunity because Maranatha is a great institution,” said Arrington. “Coach Bogan did a heck of a job and built a strong foundation. Iā€™m looking forward to continuing the football legacy at Maranatha”.

Arrington takes over for Steve Bogan, who resigned after four seasons and an overall record of 27-17-1.

Arrington becomes the second high-profile player to become a high school football head coach in the last week. In Colorado, former Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey is the new head coach at Valor Christian.

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