Dan Potter hired as Boise State men's golf coach; Ty Travis qualifies for U.S. Amateur

IDAHO STATESMAN STAFFJuly 9, 2014 

Dan Potter was named the Broncos' coach Tuesday after serving the past two seasons at Washington. Potter, a Coeur d'Alene native, takes over for Kevin Burton, who resigned in May after nine seasons.

"Having grown up in Idaho and playing competitively throughout the Northwest, I've always felt that Boise State had the ingredients to offer an amazing college golf experience," Potter said in a statement. "I'm excited to be a part of that now."

Washington was Potter's first full-time collegiate coaching position. After a stellar high school career at Spokane's Gonzaga Prep, he played for the Huskies from 2000-04, played on small professional tours and was a volunteer coach for the UNLV women in 2006. He worked in the private sector before being hired at Washington in 2012.

Potter fared well with Idaho talent while at Washington - he helped Moscow High grad Chris Williams win the Ben Hogan Award in 2013, given to the nation's top collegiate golfer. The Huskies finished in the top 16 as a team nationally both seasons Potter was on the staff.

"He brings with him to Boise a great knowledge of golf and a unique feel for people, and I think the student-athletes and fans at Boise State will love Dan as much as we do," Washington coach Matt Thurmond said. "He will do great things to build the program there."

During his playing days, Potter won the 2002 Idaho State Match Play Championship and a U.S. Open qualifier at Sun Valley the same year.

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