Chris Potter - Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach
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Chris Potter, a 1993 graduate of the University of Connecticut, is in his 13th year of duty as head men's ice hockey coach at Wesleyan in 2015-16 after serving in that capacity on an interim basis his first season in 2003-04. He is a full-time faculty member with the rank of adjunct associate professor. He also was head coach of the golf team from 2003-2014.
An assistant ice hockey coach and recruiting coordinator at Brown University from 1998 through 2003, Chris was a four-year ice hockey letterman, an All-American as a senior and a two-time all-ECAC and all-New England selection at UConn. 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 San Jose Sharks of the NHL during Chris' playing days.
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.
Chris earned his Master's degree in education from UConn in 2003. In his opening five years as Wesleyan's mentor, Chris was twice been named NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year, receiving the honor in both 2003-04 and again in 2006-07. Wesleyan earned its first winning conference mark since jumping to the NESCAC/East in 1995 with a 9-6-4 record in 2006-07 while gaining its first-ever NESCAC tournament home game. In 2010-11, Chris directed the squad to its first-ever NESCAC tournament semifinal appearance after knocking off top-seeded Hamilton in the first round.