Mississippi Valley State University

July 25, 2016


Picture of Asst. Men's Basketball Coach Chico  Potts
Asst. Men's Basketball Coach Chico Potts
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Chico Potts enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Delta Devils program. Potts comes to Valley after a two year stint as top assistant coach at Delta State where during which time the Statesmen went 32-22. Prior to his time at Delta State, Potts served as head coach of the junior varsity and as an assistant to David Bell at Tupelo High School. While at THS, Potts led the junior varsity team to a record of 45-7 in three seasons as head coach. Prior to joining Bell’s staff, Potts spent the 2002-03 season coaching at Greenville-Weston High School. The Hornets finished the year with a 20-9 mark. A graduate of Delta State, Potts, followed and outstanding career by joining the coaching staff as a graduate assistant from 2000-02. During his playing days, the 6-5 guard was named Team Captain, Most Outstanding Player, Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Year, and Honor Mention All-American. Prior to joining the Statesmen, Potts played one year at LSU. A native of Indianola, Potts was a standout player for Gentry High School from 1992-95. He garnered the Most Outstanding and Take-Charge Team Award while being named an Honorable Mention All-State Player for the Rams. Potts is married to the former Kimberly Hurd of Corinth, MS. The couple has two daughters, Tiara and Patience.