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Roland Head Football Coach Dies Unexpectedly

ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) – The Roland School District is mourning the loss of head football coach Waymon Potts, according to a faculty member. The district he...

ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) - The Roland School District is mourning the loss of head football coach Waymon Potts, according to a faculty member.

The district held a meeting on Wednesday (Nov. 6) morning to inform faculty and staff of his passing. The district tells 5NEWS that it is not clear what caused his death.

Coach Potts was hired as head coach back in May of 2018 after serving as an assistant coach under previous coach Jeff Streun.

The Roland Rangers are slated to take on the Idabel Warriors Friday (Nov. 8) on the road for their final game of the season. The district left the decision up the players to decide if they wanted to still play in Friday (Nov. 8) night's game, the team came to the decision to play and honor coach Potts Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 6).

Idabel Public Schools posted on their Facebook Page Wednesday (Nov. 6) morning after they learned of his passing:

Neighboring Muldrow Public School District also shared their condolences on Facebook Wednesday (Nov. 6) morning:

The official twitter account for Spiro Bulldogs Football taking to social media as well to share what a great man Coach Potts was Wednesday (Nov. 6) morning:

Former Roland coach Greg Warner who is now leading the Poteau Pirates tweeting out his support for the entire Roland community:

The Roland district also made a post on Facebook to inform the community of their loss Wednesday (Nov. 6) morning:

The Roland Rangers official Twitter account also sharing the heartbreaking news Wednesday (Nov. 6) morning while asking for thoughts and prayers for Coach Potts family:

Across the state line Southside football coach Jeff Williams also taking to twitter to share his thoughts on coach Potts passing: