Former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington is jumping into the high school head coaching ranks, joining Maranatha High School, a Christian Academy in Pasadena, Calif., to lead its football program.
Arrington had most recently spent time serving as a linebacker and assistant defensive coordinator for Long Beach Poly High School, which had been coached by former Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce before he stepped down this December.
The Redskins' No. 2 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, Arrington played six seasons with the Redskins, earning three Pro Bowls, and has done a variety of football-related activities since his retirement around a decade ago.
Arrington has been a frequent contributor and analyst on NFL Network and other radio shows. He formed a sports-management agency, opened a restaurant in Maryland and started a football training company.
Now he'll take the next step in his high school coaching career.
"I'm most excited about this opportunity because Maranatha is a great institution," Arrington said via the school’s website. "Coach [Steve] Bogan did a heck of a job and built a strong foundation. I'm looking forward to continuing the football legacy at Maranatha."