Arlen McNabb is a long-time educator, coach and fan of the Bath County High School athletic department. Since he is a native of Bath County, one could say that his passion for Wildcat sports has spanned a lifetime.
Born on June 25th, 1966, Mr. McNabb is a native Bath Countian who attended Owingsville Elementary School and Bath County Jr.-Sr. High. While he attended BCHS, Mr. McNabb participated and lettered in track and cross-country. After graduating from BCHS in 1984, Mr. McNabb attended Berea College, where he obtained his B.A. in History Education with a minor in English. In September of 1989, he was hired by the Bath County Board of Education and began his professional career as an educator and coach. Mr. McNabb earned his Master’s Degree from Morehead State University.
In his twenty-five years with the Bath County school system, Mr. McNabb has taught numerous subjects, including U.S. History, World Civilization, Political Science, Geography, Humanities, Sociology, Global Issues and English. His coaching duties have been as diverse as his teaching assignments. He has served the athletic programs in various roles, including stints as Girls’ track coach (10 years), Boys' Golf (7 years), middle school Boys’ basketball coach (4 years) and assistant soccer coach (2 years). He was involved in the LadyCat basketball program for a total of fourteen years, serving as an assistant for seven years and as varsity coach for seven years. During his tenure as varsity coach, the LadyCats advanced to the Regional tournament twice (2004 and 2008). During the 2008 Regional tournament, the LadyCats were selected by the participating coaches as recipients of the Sportsmanship Award.
As the Athletic Director, Mr. McNabb relishes the opportunity to serve as an ambassador for the community and to be involved in all of the athletic programs at BCHS and BCMS.
Mr. McNabb is married to Beth McNabb, who shares his passion for teaching and sports. Mrs. McNabb teaches math to eighth-graders at BCMS. The couple has three children, Logan (age 16), Morgan (age 12) and Nolan (2). The two older children are very active in the various sports and recreational programs available in Bath County.