Brandon Potts joined the Chattanooga development staff December 2008 as the first director of the UTC Mocs Club. The organization was a merging of the university's Blue & Gold Club and the external Mocs Club.
His addition paid immediate dividends. The UTC Mocs Club membership has increased more than 14 percent since his arrival and giving is at an all-time high. He revived the Mocs Anglers Bass Classic to go with the annual Porky's Open to further benefit scholarships and developed an advisory board to help with the continued growth of the UTC Mocs Club.
Potts came to Chattanooga from Boulder, Colo., where he was the Assistant Buff Club Director at the University of Colorado from 2007-09. He was directly responsible for annual goal and football endowment plan, as well as identifying and cultivating prospective donors increasing Buff Club membership by 12 percent in his first year.
UTC is the fifth school at which Potts has worked. He was a development associate with the Victors Club at the University of Michigan in 2006 after serving as development intern at Towson in 2005-06. He served as a development volunteer at Tennessee in the summer of 2005 prior to his move to Towson.
He also has professional sports experience in baseball and hockey. In 2004, he was a sales and marketing intern with the Tennessee Smokies (AA - Southern League) and worked as a corporate sponsorships intern with the Knoxville Ice Bears in 2004.
Potts was a collegiate student-athlete playing baseball at Cleveland State and Chattanooga State C.C.. as well as Limestone and Lee where he got his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in December of 2002. He added a Master's of Science in Sports Management at Tennessee in August 2004.
Originally from Chattanooga, Potts is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. He met his wife Rebecca, who was also a student-athlete at Chattanooga State playing softball for current Lady Mocs head coach Frank Reed. The couple has a daughter, Maggie Grace, and is expecting their second child in January, 2011.