Robert Arvie submitted his resignation as head football coach and athletic director at Richwood High School, Thursday afternoon.

Efforts to reach Arvie via phone and text message were unsuccessful.

Arvie’s tenure with the Rams was highlighted by a 2017 Class 3A state runner-up finish, Richwood’s first-ever appearance in the Superdome Classic.

Sustaining heavy losses to graduation, particularly along the offensive and defensive lines, the Rams struggled to a 2-8 mark last season.

Arvie spent six years as the Rams’ head coach, compiling a 32-37 record.

During a recent interview with The Citizen, Arvie expressed his optimism for the upcoming season. Wide receiver Calvin Williams and defensive tackle Wesley Williams, a pair of District 2-3A first-team honorees last fall, headline a solid nucleus of holdovers.

Prior to returning to northeast Louisiana, Arvie accepted his first head coaching position at Shreveport Woodlawn. His career includes also includes stops as an assistant at several schools throughout the area, including Richwood, Ruston, Neville, Bastrop and Rayville.

An All-State tight end at Opelousas Catholic, Arvie went on to play collegiately for Southwestern Louisiana (now Louisiana Lafayette).

Richwood is scheduled to host Mangham in a preseason scrimmage on August 23.

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