Avery Cotten

Longview’s Avery Cotten.

With spring sports being canceled, the Tyler Morning Telegraph wants to profile East Texas seniors in those sports in a feature called “From the Sidelines”. If you’re an East Texas senior who competes in a spring sport and would like to be featured, fill out the following questionnaire and send it to sports@tylerpaper.com, along with a photo. Today’s featured female athlete is Longview’s Avery Cotten.


Name: Avery Cotten

School: Longview High School

Parents: Shane and Gloria Cotten

Brothers/sisters: Skyler Cotten

Sports you play: Softball

Favorite high school memory: The last game we played this season, beating Forney

Plans after high school: Attend the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain to continue softball career and pursue an Associates of Arts Degree

Favorite song: Run This Town — Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West

Favorite food: Street tacos

Favorite TV show: The Walking Dead

Favorite movie: The Breakfast Club

Who are your role models: My mom

Which coaches have the most influence on you and why: Coach Chris Cameron has been an influence since I was eight years old. He’s always been like a second father to me while teaching me the game of softball.

Who is your favorite teacher: Coach Dorsett

Where do you see yourself in in 10 years: Hopefully working for the FBI

Something about yourself that most people don’t know: I have a miniature donkey farm.

What will you miss most about high school sports: I will most importantly miss the group of girls I got to play with.


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