Ryan Potter
Ryan  Potter

Position:
Assistant Coach

Ryan Potter is in his second season as the assistant coach of the Wake Forest women's golf team, joining the program in January, 2017. He joined the program with over 10 years experience working with nationally ranked men's and women's teams.

Potter made an immediate impact upon coming to Wake Forest. During his first season on the staff, Jennifer Kupcho concluded the best season in school history, posting a school-record 70.61 scoring average and finishing runner-up at the ACC and NCAA Championships. She earned first-team All-America honors, while Sierra Sims was an honorable mention All-American.

Potter came to Wake Forest from Charlotte where he was the first assistant coach in program history as the 49ers prepared to begin competing in women's golf in 2017-18. He helped sign six players to National Letters of Intent to form the program's first recruiting class.

For two seasons, 2014-15 and 2015-16, Potter was an assistant women's golf coach at UNLV, helping the Running Rebels to a pair of Top 25 national rankings. During his time in Las Vegas, UNLV posted four team and five individual victories, including the 2016 Mountain West Conference title, and made its first NCAA Championship appearance in seven years.

Prior to moving to the women's side of the game, Potter was an assistant men's golf coach for seven seasons. He was an assistant coach at Ohio State for four seasons from 2010-11 to 2013-14, highlighted by the Buckeyes' fifth place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships. From 2008-09 to 2009-10, Potter was an assistant coach at Mississippi as the Rebels finished the 2008-09 season ranked in the top 30 nationally. He began his collegiate coaching career in 2007-08 as a volunteer assistant coach at Alabama.

Potter also gained experience by serving as the Assistant Director of the First Tee of Tuscaloosa and as an operations intern with the American Junior Golf Association prior to beginning his collegiate coaching career.

Potter was a four-year letterwinner at Furman, graduating in 2005 with a degree in History. He received a master's in Sport Management from Alabama in 2008.

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