Cabot named OHS head football coach

Will Johnson
Sports Editor

For the first time in eight seasons, Owensville Dutchmen football will have a new head coach in charge of the program.

Coaching the offensive and defensive lines last fall, Nathan Cabot was approved the next OHS head football coach by a 7-0 vote during Monday’s monthly meeting of the Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education.

Prior to coming to Owensville during the 2016-17 school year, Cabot was a 1998 graduate of Hermann High School and a 2009 University of Missouri-Columbia graduate.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in political science and US History, Cabot’s teaching and coaching career began in northeast Missouri.

During the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school year, Cabot taught social studies along with being an assistant football coach at Palmyra High School under current head football coach Kevin Miles.

“Coach (Nathan) Cabot worked very hard for us,” Miles said. “He was a quality assistant who constantly watched filmed and made himself a better coach. We hated to see him go when he did.”

From there he went to Highland High School in Lewis County, Missouri under then head coach Mason Swisher teaching social studies along with serving as the defensive coordinator.

“Both of those coaches were really instrumental in my development and I cannot thank them enough for what they taught me in those first few years,” Cabot said.

Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, Cabot made his way back to Gasconade County to teach social studies and become an assistant football coach under now former Dutchmen head coach Dale Long.

“The last few years have been awesome and I’ve learned a lot from coach Long,” Cabot said. “I can’t wait to continue to lead, grow and develop the Owensville Dutchmen football program.”