Potts Named Assistant Women's Tennis Coach
June 25, 2009
MILWAUKEE - Marquette head women's tennis coach Jody Bronson has announced the hiring of Katie Potts as assistant women's tennis coach.
“I am so excited to have Katie join our program and am also excited about what she will bring to our team,” said Bronson. “I recruited her while she was in high school, and I know what type of person she is and what is important to her. She was an excellent example of teamwork and leadership. She enjoyed great success at Notre Dame, and will bring that same winning attitude to Marquette. Katie was a very talented multi-sport athlete in high school and knows what it takes to be a great teammate, and will be an example to our players. She understands the valuable aspects of what each player needs to do to help our team be successful.”
Potts comes to Marquette following a stellar career at Notre Dame where she helped the Irish compile a 103-20 overall record, including 34 wins over top-25 opponents, and an .837 winning percentage. Potts was also integral to Notre Dame's 47-3 mark at home, four straight top-20 finishes, two BIG EAST Championships and four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the 2009 NCAA semifinals, the best finish in program history.
In singles play, Potts tallied a 70-33 overall record, 49-18 in dual competition and a 40-11 overall doubles mark.
Potts graduated from Notre Dame in May 2009 with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business.
Potts, a Brookfield native and three-sport (tennis, soccer, basketball) standout at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, was a two-time Wisconsin state singles champion (2003 and '04), the 2004- 05 Girls' Tennis Player of the Year by The National High School Coaches Association, and finished her career with a 126-5 record.
She was a three-time high school All-American (2003-05), and was named team captain in her final season DSHA. She earned all-state and team MVP honors each of her prep seasons, and was tabbed the Female Prep Athlete of the Year for 2004-05 by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Potts also won the WTA Frank Parker Junior Award as the female player in Wisconsin that best exemplified tennis excellence and sportsmanship both on and off the court.
"I am honored to be hired as the assistant tennis coach at Marquette University," said Potts. "This position is a great opportunity to start my coaching career and I am excited to get started."
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