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East High coach resigns after drug arrest

WATERLOO (KWWL) - The girls basketball team at Waterloo's East High needs a new coach now that the former one faces drug charges.  Edward Madlock was taken into custody Tuesday night charged with possession of marijuana.  Some parents are still showing support for the coach.  Madlock faces a simple misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession but it's his daytime role as East High's at-risk facilitator that makes his arrest more shocking.  He's on paid leave from that job and resigned the coaching job he's held since 2007.  The East High Lady Trojans took the court Friday night one day after their coach told them he'd resign.  Parents say the girls had a tough time dealing with the news.

"We all make mistakes in the world. I don't know what he's done but whatever he's done, the kids miss him. They were crying. Their attitudes were like the whole world dropped out when they asked him to do what he needed to do," said Alice Moore.

Parents like Moore still support Madlock.  He's been with East High since 1998.  In his job as At-Risk Facilitator, he'd help students with discipline problems - sometimes making home visits to help them get back in school.  Police reports show Madlock was a passenger in a truck pulled over Tuesday night on a traffic stop on Mulberry Street.  During a search of the car, officers found marijuana. 

"It was found near his person, near where he was sitting in the car. It wasn't actually on his person," said Capt. John Beckman.

Madlock was taken to jail where he posted bond.  The police report shows Christopher Micheal Anderson as the driver during that traffic stop.  He was charged with driving with a suspended license.  One of the assistant coaches on the East High girls basketball team is named Mike Anderson.  He was on the sidelines for Friday night's game at Cedar Falls.  Police say one other adult and a juvenile were also in the truck Tuesday night.  They don't face any charges.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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