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Cabot High School has hired Chris Meske as its next boys basketball coach.

Meske, who has 21 years of coaching experience at Greenwood, Magnolia, Fountain Lake and Malvern, replaces the recently retired Jerry Bridges.

Meske said the Cabot position appealed to him and his growing family.

"I've got two little ones, 8 and 4, and I really wanted to find a great place to nurture them in both the short and long term," Meske said. "Cabot is growing, and I think it will be a great benefit for our kids."

Cabot finished 18-11 last season, 6-8 in the 7A-Central. The Panthers were bounced from the 7A state tournament in the first round.

"I know that conference play will be a challenge, but I've been in challenges before and I'm always up for them," Meske said. "Night in and night out, we'll be involved with a lot of tough games, but we will embrace it."

Meske, 43, spent four years as the head coach at Greenwood, four years at Magnolia, six years at Fountain Lake and five years at Malvern. Meske coached the Leopards to a 31-3 mark during the 2015-2016 season, taking the Leopards to the Class 4A state championship game.

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