Overton was the 1979 Oklahoma High School Basketball Player of the Year. In the year 2000, he was named to the Oklahoma High School All-Century Team.
Overton played at the University of Oklahoma from 1980 to 1983, and was a starting point guard. At the end of his career, he held school records for free throw percentage, assists and games played. He was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1983 NBA Draft.
Overton has had stops at Oral Roberts, Texas State and Louisiana Tech as a men's assistant coach. He was the head coach and athletic director at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma for two years. Overton moved back to the University of Oklahoma to assist with the women's team under Sherri Coale. The Sooners played in the 2002 Women's Final Four in San Antonio. After OU he was the head coach at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
After more than twenty years of coaching men's and women's college basketball teams, he was named head coach of the Chicago Sky on December 12, 2006, replacing Boston Celtics legend Dave Cowens. Overton has worked as a consultant to the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Overton has also been an assistant coach for the Bahamas women's national team.
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