Former Kansas high school coach who impregnated teen gets prison

Larry “Scott” Madden
Larry “Scott” Madden

COLUMBUS, Kan. – A former southeast Kansas high school coach has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl and getting her pregnant.

Larry “Scott” Madden, 47, faces lifetime court supervision upon his release under the sentence imposed this week in Cherokee County District Court. The Joplin Globe reports that he also will be required to register as a sex offender.

The former coach and physical education teacher at Baxter Springs High School pleaded no contest in November to three criminal counts.

Madden taught at Baxter Springs High School from 1993 through 2007 and served at various times as both an assistant and head baseball coach, head football coach and head girls softball coach

Court documents say he began having sex with the girl in 2013 after helping her with softball hitting at a sports training business he operated.

DNA testing gave a high probability of him being the father of the baby the girl delivered.