Waymon Potts Hired As New Roland Coach

ROLAND (KFSM) – It took just a week for Roland to find a replacement for their head football coach and they didn’t have to look very far.

Waymon Potts has been hired to lead the Rangers after serving as an assistant coach under previous coach Jeff Streun, who resigned last week to become the Sallisaw athletics director.

“Being here, I thought we needed someone on staff to take the job since we were so late in the game,” Potts said. “To bring one from outside the program would be tough on the kids since we’ve already had spring football and have a team camp under our belt.”

Potts has seven years experience as a head coach, including 2011-13 at Wetumka.

Roland went 76-66 in the past 12 seasons under Streun and reached the 3A quarterfinals in back to back seasons in 2015 and 2015. The Rangers went 3-6 last season.

“Coach Streun had a tremendous impact on the program here,” Potts said. “He had two or three district titles. He was a great man, a great coach and why I came to Roland. I coached against him and he lured me to come here.”

The Rangers move into a revamped 3A-3 district in 2018 as they’ll join area rival Stigler along with Checotah, Seminole and four others as the state reconfigured conferences for the next cycle that starts this fall.

Roland opens the 2018 season against rival Spiro on Aug. 31.