|Hometown:||Long Island, N.Y.|
|Alma Mater:||Emory University|
Dillon Pottish was named the Columbia women's tennis program's new assistant coach, head coach Ilene Weintraub announced on August 18.
"I’m thrilled to have Dillon Pottish join our program," Weintraub said. "With the success he has had at both the collegiate and professional levels, I know he will be an outstanding addition to the Columbia women’s tennis program. With two NCAA titles under his belt, Dillon has shown that he has what it takes to beat the best in the nation, and I look forward to him passing that knowledge on to the student-athletes in our program. We have a very talented and strong team this year, and Dillon is going to help us reach our goal of winning another Ivy League title and making a run at the NCAA Tournament.
Pottish arrives in Morningside Heights from Georgetown University, where he served as the assistant tennis coach for the 2016-17 academic year. Pottish helped assemble Georgetown’s 2017 men’s recruiting class, which was one of the best groups in school history and voted as the nation’s No. 22 ranked recruiting class by tennisrecruiting.net. Pottish’s assisted with both the men’s and women’s programs and helped lead the Hoyas women’s program to a 13-6 record last year. He has also served as hitting partner for Anna Taishvili, who ranked No. 50 in the WTA world rankings and advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open.
Prior to Georgetown, Pottish served as the graduate assistant coach for the men’s and women’s program at NCAA Division III Emory University for two years from 2013-15. With his assistance, the Eagles advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals in both seasons and he also had players appear in the NCAA Division III Singles Championship.
An accomplished player, Pottish won the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2012 and finished as the national runner-up in 2011. In 2012, he led Emory to its third NCAA Division III National Championship in school history with an undefeated 25-0 record. During his career from 2008-12, Pottish was ranked No. 1 in the country as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was named the ITA National Player of the Year in 2012 and compiled a school-record .874 career winning percentage (97-14).
Following his intercollegiate career, Pottish competed on the ATP World Tour for two years as well as playing club tennis in Germany and Switzerland.
A Long Island, N.Y. native, Pottish was ranked in the top five in the Eastern Section. He competed for and attended 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 of Science degree in sports administration from Georgia State University in 2015.