BOISE -- On Tuesday, Boise State Director of Athletic Mark Coyle announced that Dan Potter will be the new head coach for the men's golf team. Potter will take the reigns for the Broncos after he served as an assistant at the University of Washington from 2012-2014.
We conducted a national search, and are extremely pleased to bring a coach of this caliber to Boise State, Coyle said in a written statement.
Potter comes to Boise State with an impressive resume that includes helping coach two individuals to the No. 1 position in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Chris Williams and Cheng-Tsung Pan have both competed in the US Open, along with many other prestigious tournaments.
Potter helped lead Washington to Top-16 finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2013 and 2014. Recently, Washington finished runner-up at the 2014 Pac-12 Championships.
It's a huge honor to have been selected by Mark Coyle, John Cunningham and the selection committee as the head men's golf coach at Boise State, Potter said. There are a lot of quality people who are and have been associated with this program, and I'm humbled to inherit the platform they've established.
Potter looks to bring his talent of recruiting to Boise State, as Washington signed the eighth best recruiting class of 2014 in the country. Matt Thurmond, Washington's current head coach, had these words to say about the transition for Potter.
This is a really exciting day for Dan and Boise State. Thurmond said. He will do great things to build the program there.
Potter will begin his tenure with Boise State officially on Wednesday, July 9th, and the Broncos will get their season underway in August.