GGC names Ian Potter to assistant athletic director post

Georgia Gwinnett College has hired Ian Potter as its assistant athletics director for Compliance, Academic Services and Game Operations. Potter has worked in a similar position at Augusta State since 2007.

Georgia Gwinnett College has hired Ian Potter as its assistant athletics director for Compliance, Academic Services and Game Operations. Potter has worked in a similar position at Augusta State since 2007.

In his position, Potter will ensure GGC’s compliance with policies regarding athletic eligibility, financial aid, academic standing, team participation, recruiting activities, playing and practice seasons, camps/clinics and amateurism. He will also serve as a liaison to the college’s offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and the Registrar. 

“We are delighted to welcome Ian to GGC and expect to put his skills and experience to work immediately,” said GGC Director of Athletics Darin Wilson. “His function is a critical part of intercollegiate athletics, and he has quite a lot to do to help us prepare for the Grizzlies’ first year of competition in 2012-2013.”

After completing a bachelor’s degree in communication studies at Clemson University in 2002, Potter began working in the university’s academic center for student athletes. The experience pointed him toward a career and he went on to earn a master’s degree in education/counselor education from Clemson. He will soon complete his doctorate of education in higher education administration at Georgia Southern University. 

“I am a big advocate for education and I love athletics,” Potter said. “I’m also very organized and I enjoy working with rules, policies and procedures so this arena of collegiate athletics suits my personality.”

A native of Gwinnett County, Potter has been an athlete himself, competing in high school football, basketball and track at Berkmar High School before joining the Clemson track team.

Potter said that he and his wife, Brittany, who attended Collins Hill High School, are excited to return to their home county.

“Because there was not a college in Gwinnett with an athletics program, I never thought I’d find myself here after being gone for 10 years,” said Potter. “It’s exciting to be part of something new at Georgia Gwinnett and to put my touch on the program here. I’m very happy about the opportunity.”

Applications for the 2012 fall semester at GGC are due by June 1, 2012.

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