July 1, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Gordie Ernst has named Dillon Pottish the new assistant coach for both squads for the 2016-17 school year. Pottish comes to the Hilltop from Emory University where he was a graduate assistant for the Eagles for two years. Pottish will assist Ernst in all aspects of both the men’s and women’s programs.
“I am thrilled to have Dillon come on board,” said Ernst. “Having won an individual national championship along with leading his Emory team to a team championship, Dillion brings vast experience and a winning mentality which will immediately impact both the men's and women's programs. He possesses all the right traits to coach on the Hilltop- commitment to excellence, hard work , and care for the student athlete both on and off the court.”
Pottish was the graduate assistant coach at Emory University with the men's program from 2013-15. With his help, the Eagles advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals for in both seasons and he also had players appear in the NCAA D-III Singles Championship.
Pottish was the NCAA D-III National Champion in 2012 and the national runner-up in 2011. In 2012, he led the men's team to its third NCAA D-III National Championship in school history with an undefeated 25-0 record.
In his career, Pottish was ranked No. 1 in the country as a sophomore, junior, and senior. He was the ITA National Player of the Year for 2012, and his .874 winning percentage (97-14) is the best in program history.
Following his intercollegiate career, Pottish competed on the ATP World Tour for two years as well as playing club tennis in Germany and Switzerland.
Pottish grew up on Long Island, N.Y., where he was ranked in the top five in the Eastern Section. He competed for Westhampton Beach High School where he was a finalist for the New York State High School Championship. Pottish was also a two-time Suffolk County Champion.
Pottish graduated from Emory University in 2012 and earned a master’s of science in sports administration from Georgia State University in 2015.