As a fitness enthusiast and long-time basketball player, John Potter quickly identified talent and further developed his love for the community while coaching at the junior high, high school and college levels – for both men and women. He has long believed in the importance of mentoring student-athletes, and TPL is a logical next step: A facility that will bring his mentorship program to the community, support fitness, and fulfill his mission of helping those who have the drive to help themselves.
John is an accomplished local businessman who is making his mark in the agribusiness and specialty foods industries. He is involved in the mentor education program at Sierra Vista Child and Family Services, and is excited to bring innovative opportunities to help empower people at any age.
John graduated from Modesto High School and Santa Clara University. To pursue basketball even further, he went back to Modesto Junior College at 37 and then subsequently enrolled at Columbia Junior College to play his last season. As an older adult competing with younger students, John had the opportunity to meet students who had passion but lacked vision or life plans. Inspired by with a similar vision, he and Brett Butler have set out to create an atmosphere that empowers others through physical fitness. John will utilize his business network to kick-off the informal mentorship and business sponsorship program.