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2012-13 Coaching Staff

Chris Potter - Co-Head Coach
(860) 685-2927 - cjpotter@wesleyan.edu
Chris Potter     Chris Potter has been head men's ice hockey and golf coach at Wesleyan since the 2003-04 season.  This will be his 10th season at the helm of both squads.  He holds the rank of adjunct professor of physical education at the University.
     Chris formerly served as assistant men's ice hockey coach and recruiting coordinator at Brown University from 1998-2003.  He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Connecticut where he was a four-year ice hockey letterman, an All-American as a senior and a two-time all-ECAC and all-New England selection.  He began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater from 1996-1998. For three years following his graduation, Chris was a member of the Roanoke Express in the Southern Division of the East Coast Hockey League.  Roanoke was affiliated with the Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL until it folded in 2004.
From 1997 to the present, Chris has been involved with USA Hockey-Team New England as an instructor, assistant coach and in 2001 and 2002, as a head coach.
earned his Master's degree in education from UConn in 2003.
Jeff Gilarde - Co-Head Coach
(860) 685-3473 - jgilarde@wesleyan.edu

Jeff Gilarde      Jeff Gilarde joined the athletic golf staff in 2003 as an assistant, was elevated to associate head coach in 2008 and has since been named co-head coach starting with the fall of 2009.  He has been the Director of Scientific Imaging in the biology department at Wesleyan since 1984. Before that he was an assistant scientist in the department of pathology at the Yale School of Medicine. He earned his degree in biology from the University of Connecticut in 1982 where he was also on the track team.
     With the golf team, Jeff has been involved with recruitment, player development and is happily referred to as the “swing doctor” in the Wesleyan golf program. He posts a seven handicap himself and can usually be found sharpening his skills at Lyman Orchards Golf Club (Wesleyan’s home course).
    Jeff and his wife, Lisa, their daughter, Camille, and twin boys, Alec and Graham, make their home in Cobalt, Conn.