The 2014 season will mark Kendra Potts' sixth season as an assistant coach with the Islanders and her 10th year overall as an assistant under head coach Tony Graystone. Before coming to the Island, Potts spent eight seasons at West Texas A&M, four as an assistant and four years as an integral part of the Lady Buffs’ roster.
Potts was a standout setter for WTAMU, being named All-Lone Star Conference all four years of her career, while also receiving the LSC Freshman of the Year award. She was named LSC South Offensive player of the year following her senior season. Potts was also a three-time AVCA All-American and four-time All-Southwest Region player.
In 2002, Potts was named the LSC Tournament MVP and led her team to its fourth-straight conference title and NCAA tournament trip. The Lady Buffs made it all the way to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II volleyball tournament under the leadership of Potts.
She finished her career as just the 12th person to ever reach 6,000 career assists in NCAA DII history with a total of 6,087. Her assists put her at 10th on the all-time assists list and third in the career average list with 12.58 APG at the time.
As an assistant to Graystone during four seasons at WTAMU, Potts helped guide the team to a pair of third-place finishes in the Elite Eight. The Lady Buffs amassed a record of 131-27 in her four seasons. Potts has also been a club coach in the Amarillo region, guiding her team to five-straight Junior National tournaments.
Potts graduated with a marketing degree from West Texas A&M in 2004 and received her MBA from the university in 2007. With her degree, Potts assisted in the successful fund-raising efforts for the Lady Buffs during her time as an assistant coach.
Potts and her husband, Jim, reside in Corpus Christi with their daughter, Ella.