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Dan Potter
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
High School: Gonzaga Prep
Experience: 1 Year
Potter returned to his alma mater in May of 2012 as an assistant coach for Matt Thurmond after spending the previous six years working for Griffin Capital Securities in San Francisco. His most recent position with the company was Regional Vice President of Sales. Potter brings a wealth of golf experience back to Washington, where he lettered for the golf team from 2000 through 2004. He was a member of three squads that made it to the NCAA Championship, including the 2004 team that finished sixth - which at the time was the Huskies second-best place ever. In four years at Washington, Potter competed in 39 tournaments, played 120 rounds and had a career scoring average of 74.21. He recorded three top-10 finishes, including a career best 8th at the Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate in 2004. Potter's career best round was a 64 at The Nelson, which he shot as a junior. After earning a political science degree at Washington, Potter played professionally on several of the smaller tours and competed at the 2006 PGA Q-School Tournament. He spent part of 2006 as a volunteer assistant coach at UNLV for the women's golf team. The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho native was a four-time all-Greater Spokane League team member during high school at Gonzaga Prep. He finished runner up to eventual Husky teammate Corey Prugh at the 1999 4A State Championship. Potter's parents are Pam and Doug. He has two brothers, Andy (played baseball at Washington State) and Ricky.

Potter's Washington playing career
2003-2004 (Senior): Earned his fourth letter ... played in three NCAA Championships and a total of 39 collegiate tournaments ... ranked second on the Husky squad with a 73.27 stroke average ... that stands as his best single-season average during his four-year Washington career ... stroke average would ranked as the 12th best in Husky single-season history ... ranked sixth in the nation by Golfstat for Par 3 Scoring (3.03) ... had two top-10 finishes, leading UW at the Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate with an eighth-place showing ... that was the best tournament finish in his career... placed 12th at Pac-10 Championships with 5-over 293 ... shot par or better in 12 of 30 rounds ... top score was 5-under 67 at Waikoloa (Feb. 12) ... played a total of 120 rounds during his career ... medalist at 2003 WSGA Men's Amateur ... was sixth at 2003 Sahalee Players Championship ... won 2002 U.S. Open Qualifier at Sun Valley with a 66 ... finished fifth at Sectional Qualifier ... finally won 2002 Idaho State Match Play Championship in an event that was delayed 10 months due to a weather delay during the original tournament dates.

2002-2003 (Junior): Third on the team with a 74.55 stroke average ... competed in all 13 team tournaments ... tied then-UW 18-hole record with a 64 in the opening round of The Nelson ... that stands as the best opening round score by a Husky in a tournament ... equaled his career-best 54-hole score by shooting 214 at The Maxwell and the Waikoloa Intercollegiate ... led the Huskies at The Maxwell with his 13th-place finish ... was UW's No. 2 scorer at NCAA West Regional at 3-over 219 to place 22nd ... shot 6-over during final three rounds of NCAA Championship after opening with disappointing 90 ... played 40 rounds, the eighth best single-season mark in UW history.

2001-2002 (Sophomore): Played in nine of UW's 14 tournaments ... tied for second for UW at the NCAA Championships to help Huskies to an 11th-place finish ... shot 7-over 291, including back-to-back rounds of 72 over final 36 holes ... carded career best tournament score with 2-under 214 at PING/ASU Invitational to finish 31st overall and first for the Huskies ... shot final-round scores of 69 at the ASU Invitational and Pac-10 Championship to equal then-career best 18-hole score ... was UW's No. 2 scorer at The Schenkel, the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA West Regional and NCAA Championships ... shot 4-over 293 (72 holes) at Pac-10 to place 19th overall, his second best tourney finish ... advanced to finals of the Idaho State Amateur tournament last summer

2000-2001 (Freshman): Tied for 44th with a three-day total of 233 at the Husky Invitational, the first tournament of his career...showed improvement throughout the weekend, posting 79-78-76...did not compete in the Red River Classic...one of three freshmen to compete at the Nelson Invitational at Stanford...finished in 76th with a 231...top Husky finisher at the Prestige...finished 15th overall with a three-day total of three-over 219...fired a second-round 69, the second-best round of any Husky in the fall...did not compete in the Ping Intercollegiate or the Waikoloa Intercollegiate.

Gonzaga Prep School/Junior Golf: Graduated with a 3.75 grade point average...four-time all-Greater Spokane League...placed at 4A state championships all four years...placed in the top-10 his freshman and junior seasons, finishing second to current UW teammate Corey Prugh in 1999...qualified for and competed in the 2000 US Amateur...member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born Aug. 1, 1981 in La Jolla, Calif. ...son of Pam and Doug Potter...father is a lawyer who played golf and basketball at UC Santa Barbara...has two brothers, Andy and Ricky ... Andy played baseball (pitcher) at Washington State...majoring in political science.

Potter's Washington Playing Career Statistics

Years     Rounds  Strokes    Avg.   Low
2000-2001     14     1064   76.00    69
2001-2002     29     2148   74.07    69
2002-2003     40     2982   74.17    64
2003-2004     37     2711   73.27    68
Totals       120     8905   74.21    64

Career Best Finish: 8th, Waikoloa Intercollegiate, Feb. 11-13, 2004 and Northwest Shootout, May 3, 2004
Career Top-10 Finishes: 3
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 210, Waikoloa Intercollegiate, Feb. 11-13, 2004
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 64, The Nelson, Oct. 24, 2002

Potter's Tournament Results

2003-2004

                                                             UW
Date     Tournament               1-2-3-4   Par   Tot.   Pl. Pl.
9/9-11   Topy Cup                73-69-77    +3   219    12   1
9/29-30  Husky Invitational      71-76-75    +6   222    19   3
10/24-26 The Nelson              69-71-72    -1   212    18   3
11/3-4   The Prestige            74-71-74    +3   219    20   1
2/11-13  Waikoloa Intercol.      72-67-71    -6   210     8   1
3/3-4    Cleveland Classic       76-77-76   +13   229    64   4
3/28-30  National Invitational   72-77-70    +3   219    26   3
4/9-10   ASU Thunderbird         76-76-71    +7   223    68   4
4/26-28  Pac-10 Championships 69-76-72-76    +5   293    12   2
5/3      Northwest Shootout         75-74    +5   149     8   3
5/20-22  NCAA West Regional      75-73-74    +6   222    33   2
6/1-4    NCAA Championship    73-73-73-74   +13   294    44   4
2002-2003
                                                             UW
Date     Tournament               1-2-3-4   Par   Tot.   Pl. Pl.
10/7-8   PING Preview            88-74-84   +30   246    69   5
10/24-26 The Nelson              64-78-74    +3   216    23   3
11/4-5   The Prestige            77-75-70    +6   222    28   3
2/12-14  Waikoloa Intercol.      73-69-72         214    26   3
3/3-4    Cleveland Classic       72-75-74    +8   221    48   3
3/8      Northwest Shootout         76-78   +10   154    10   4
3/24-25  Duck Invitational       74-71-73    +2   218    13   3
3/30-4/1 National Invitational   73-73-73    +3   219    15   1
4/7-8    Western Intercol.       76-75-75   +16   226    50   4
4/28-30  Pac-10 Championships 70-77-72-80   +11   299    21   2
5/10-11  The Maxwell             72-72-70    +4   214    16   1
5/15-17  NCAA West Regional      77-72-70    +3   219    22   2
5/27-30  NCAA Championship    90-75-73-74   +24   312    63   2

2001-2002

                                                             UW
Date     Tournament               1-2-3-4   Par   Tot.   Pl. Pl.
9/24-25  Vandal Classic          74-76-75   +12   225    57   8
10/1-2   Husky Invitational      77-77-76   +14   230    40   6
2/13-15  Waikoloa Intercol.      75-74-75    +8   224    50   3
3/4-5    Cleveland Golf Classic  82-73-74   +16   229    54   4
3/23-24  Schenkel Invitational   74-71-76    +5   221    29   2
4/12-13  ASU Thunderbird         73-72-69    -2   214    31   1
4/25-27  Pac-10 Championships 76-75-73-69    +4   293    19   2
5/16-18  NCAA West Regional      72-74-75    +5   221    34   2
5/29-6/1 NCAA Championships   71-76-72-72    +7   291    63   2

2000-2001

                                                             UW
Date     Tournament               1-2-3-4   Par   Tot.   Pl. Pl.
9/25-26  Husky Invitational      79-78-76   +17   233    44   6
10/27-29 Nelson Invitational     77-77-77   +18   231    76   5
11/6-7   The Prestige            74-69-76    +3   219    15   1
3/5-6    Cleveland Classic          76-81   +15   157    59   5
4/21-22  U.S. Intercollegiate    77-73-74   +11   224    56   3
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