Potter recognized for coaching


Andrew Burke-Stevenson

Soccer coach Josh Potter speaks to his team during a practice on Sept. 21. Mr. Potter recently received two awards from his alma mater.

Colin Leslie, Assistant Editor

Soccer coach Josh Potter received two honors from his alma mater, Northwestern College: a hall of fame nomination and a coach of the year award.

Mr. Potter, who graduated in 2016, accepted the honors Sept. 18 at a banquet at the college, located in Orange City, Iowa.

The hall of fame nomination recognized Mr. Potter’s accomplishments as a college athlete. During his time at Northwestern College, he played soccer all four years and basketball for one and a half years.

“It still doesn’t feel real, to be honest with you,” Mr. Potter said. “There’s so many great athletes that go through there.”

The coach of the year award dates back to 2019, when he coached the U-High boys soccer team to a state championship.

“I’m coaching so many great athletes and so many great kids, and without that opportunity I wouldn’t have received [the coach of the year award],” Mr. Potter said. “So that award, I would say, is for the entire program, not just myself.”