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Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue (left) makes sure that Percy “Chico” Caldwell is fitted with the right gear after being introduced Wednesday as the new athletics’ director at Grambling State University. A GSU cap, pin and jacket was presented to Caldwell, who had served previously as the AD at Winston-Salem State and Fort Valley State.

GRAMBLING — Percy “Chico” Caldwell is used to overcoming obstacles.

Growing up in Clarksville, Miss., he was oftentimes told that he wouldn’t succeed in athletics or make good grades.

So all Caldwell did was go on and become an outstanding basketball player at Miles College, later to be inducted into a Hall of Fame for that sport in the West Virginia Conference and all the while compiling impressive grades in the classroom.

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