Cabot's Malham to be inducted into sports hall of fame

Cabot Head Football Coach Mike Malham will be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 27.

Malham and 11 other inductees will be honored during the ceremony at the Statehouse Convention Center.

Malham is the third winningest coach in Arkansas high school history with 274 wins. He is the fourth leading tackler in Arkansas State University history and was a two-time All-Southland linebacker.

Malham was named head coach at Cabot High school in 1981. 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. Malham has also won 14 conference championships during his tenure at Cabot.

Wally Hall, president of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, describes Malham as a good guy and great influence on young men.

Malham’s father, Mike Malham, was also inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.