Husky Head Coach Matt Thurmond adds Dan Potter, a UW letter winner from 2000-04, to his staff.
Photos from action during the second round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championship at The Riviera Country Club.
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
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
Career Best Finish: 8th, Waikoloa Intercollegiate, Feb. 11-13, 2004 and Northwest Shootout, May 3, 2004
Potter's Tournament Results
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