Steve Potts served as Director of Athletics from January 2000 through May 2008. During his tenure Steve led Lipscomb University's transition from NAIA to NCAA Division I status. After guiding Lipscomb through four challenging years of NCAA Division I provisional membership, he oversaw the school's successful passage into active membership in September 2003.
In October 2001, Steve orchestrated Lipscomb's acceptance as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference in which Lipscomb began competing as an official member in the fall of 2003. Steve was also responsible for effectively leading the institution through the 18-month NCAA athletic certification process that was completed in 2005.
Under his leadership the Lipscomb athletics program quickly made an impact in the Atlantic Sun Conference, winning conference championships in women's basketball, men's basketball and women's volleyball. Under his direction, Lipscomb served as host school for the 2007 Atlantic Sun Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships and the 2008 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.
During his time at Lipscomb Steve was instrumental in the construction of Allen Arena, Lipscomb's 4,000 square foot athletic weight room, the Draper Diamond Softball complex, and the Lipscomb Tennis courts, along with major renovations to Dugan Field at Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium and the Lipscomb Soccer complex.
Steve Potts will always be remembered as a friend and builder of Lipscomb Athletics.