Nathan Pototschnik joined the Virginia football development and performance staff as a full-time assistant coach in 2017. In 2021 he was promoted to associate football strength and conditioning coach.
Pototschnik previously worked at Virginia since 2016 as an intern and graduate assistant on the strength and conditioning staff.During that time, he oversaw the development of the first-year players. He is scheduled to complete his masters in exercise physiology in 2018. He is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (NSCA) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Pototschnik graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree. He served in the Army for 10 years as an aviation officer. Before joining the Virginia staff in 2016, he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Waipahu High School in Hawaii.
A native of Frederick, Md., Pototschnik was a member of Army’s rugby team, serving as a captain his final season. He and his wife, Deanna, have a daughter named Eleanor.