'Lil Coach Bess': High school basketball coach's son in Edgecombe Co. steals spotlight on sidelines

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Local high school basketball coach's son steals spotlight on sidelines
The son of a high school basketball coach in Edgecombe County has gone viral.

TARBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- We may have a future NBA Hall of Famer on our hands.

The son of high school basketball coach Reggie Bess in Tarboro has gone viral.

Christopher, who is just 4 years old, has earned the nickname "Lil Coach Bess." He regularly prowls the sideline with his father, often seen with his whiteboard ready to draw up winning plays.

"I actually think he's the full time coach. He told me last week he's now the new athletic director as well. So I guess I'll work for him. But all the kids love him as well," Reggie said.

In these social media videos, Christopher steals the spotlight on the sidelines during one of his dad's basketball games. He is even seen copying his dad's stances.

Lil Coach Bess' mom and dad assure everyone Christopher is having a blast, and they're happy his enthusiasm is bringing more light into the world.

"We're loving it as well. The good thing about it, as much negativity is going on in the world right now, to have this little positive insight that he brings to not just us as a family, but just to people around us ... it's all genuine and authentic. That's the best part to me. That's the most prized thing about it," Reggie said.