Interim coach named head coach of Delta Devils

June 28, 2012 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

ITTA BENA – (AP) Mississippi Valley State University has moved interim men’s basketball coach Chico Potts into the position permanently.

University officials said this week that Potts becomes the Delta Devils’ ninth head coach in school history.

Interim Athletic Director Donald Sims says Potts’ interview was impressive and he has a plan to help students excel academically and athletically.

Potts was promoted following a four-year stint as an assistant under Sean Woods, who left for Morehead State last month. Before that, he served as an assistant at Delta State.

Potts was the primary assistant coach on last year’s squad that earned Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles along with an NCAA

Tournament appearance. The team also held the nation’s second-longest win streak (17 games) during the 2011-12 season.