Director of Sports Performance
Hometown: Crofton, Md.


Eric Potter is in the midst of his seventh year at Old Dominion University and has worked with every sport at Old Dominion University in some capacity. In his current position, he develops comprehensive and sport-specific programs for the men’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, as well as men’s and women’s golf teams. In addition, he oversees all aspects of sports performance for athletes training out of the Jim Jarrett Administration Building as well as the Mitchum Basketball Performance Center.

Prior to ODU, Potter was a sports performance coach at Greenbrier Christian Academy and Mid-Atlantic Sports Academy. Before getting into training athletes, Potter played parts of two seasons with the Oakland Athletics minor league organization after being a four-year starter and senior captain on the University of Maryland Baseball team.

The Crofton, Maryland, native is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Potter also holds certifications through USA Weightlifting (USAW), Precision Nutrition (Pn1), International Sports Sciences Association (ISSN), and Functional Movement Systems (FMS). He recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Coaching from Old Dominion University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (B.S.) from the University of Maryland. Eric and his wife, Ashley, have a daughter named Berkeley.

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