Calvin Arnold confirmed Thursday that he will not return as Carver High School’s head football coach. The Tigers finished 2017 with a 3-8 record in Arnold’s lone season as head coach.
Arnold said it was a mutual decision for him to step aside as head coach, one that Arnold said was made last week. Arnold said as of now, he will remain as Carver’s athletic director.
Arnold became Carver’s fourth head coach in three years after serving as the team’s defensive coordinator in 2016. The Tigers struggled out of the gate this fall, starting the season 0-4 and losing to rival Spencer for the first time since 1998.
Carver found some success once region play began and made the Class 4A playoffs as Region 1-4A’s fourth seed. The Tigers lost 27-0 to Mary Persons in the first round in what was the team’s first shutout defeat since September 2013.
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A Shaw High School alum, Arnold’s one-year stint at Carver was his second as a head coach in Muscogee County. He was Spencer’s head coach from 2012 to 2014, going 9-21 during that time.
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