After one season on Jeff Lebo's staff at Auburn, Ken Potosnak accompanied Lebo to East Carolina as an assistant coaching, bringing 20 years of Division I coaching experience with him.
Potosnak joined Lebo at Auburn after serving as an assistant basketball coach at South Carolina for three years under former ECU coach Dave Odom from 2005-08. He helped recruit one of the top 20 classes in the country featuring future All-America selection Devan Downey.
Prior to South Carolina, Potosnak was an assistant coach at Furman for eight years from 1997-2005 where he recruited 2005 Southern Conference Freshman-of-the-Year Quan Prowell.
A renowned recruiter throughout the United States, he has concentrated efforts internationally where he recruited Brazilian guard Guilherme Da Luz, French forward Karim Souchu and Senegalese forward Malaye Ndoye, who were All-Southern Conference selections at Furman.
Potosnak made his way to Furman after he served as an assistant at The Citadel for five years (1992-97).
He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant to Odom at Wake Forest for two seasons from 1990-92. The Demon Deacons made consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances with teams that featured future NBA players Randolph Childress, Rodney Rogers, Chris King and Anthony Tucker.
The New Kensington, Pa., native has experience as a clinic and camp coach both domestically and internationally. He has been a player, counselor and coach at the Five-Star Basketball Camp and has been to camps internationally in Spain, Greece, Turkey and China.
Potosnak is a 1990 graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., where he helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a pair of top 25 finishes in 1989 (No. 22) and 1990 (No. 14). As a senior guard in 1990, he was named Randolph-Macon's Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year. He earned a master's degree from Wake Forest in 1992.
He is married to Sherry McWerter of Charlotte, N.C.