Rodd Baxley: Houston's Sampson continues climb with home in mind

“Every time he’s been in Greenville, I’ve been here since he’s been at Houston,” said Chavis, who coached Sampson in high school and worked in athletics for 40 years in Robeson County before retiring in 2011.

“I’m so proud of what he’s been able to accomplish. It’s just been an amazing story to see what he’s done.”

Chavis was at Sampson’s introductory press conference at the University of Houston in April 2014.

The Cougars have come a long way since that moment.