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John “Jack” Potter

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Jack Potter

A three-sport star athlete at South High from 1949-1953, Jack Potter was one of the finest all-around athletes in school history.

Still the all-time leading scorer in basketball, he averaged 27.0 points a game in his career, and scored a school-record 51 points in a 79-47 win over Hudson Falls. In baseball, Jack started for four years as a pitcher and shortstop. In soccer, he was a three-year starting goalie. In all three sports, Jack led the Bulldogs to several league titles.

After high school, Jack signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates but instead entered the United States Army. He then went on to Plattsburgh State, where he excelled in soccer and basketball, and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. Also a member of the Glens Falls Heritage Hall of Fame, Jack was a longtime teacher, coach and administrator in Hudson Falls.

A devoted father and grandfather, and a loving husband to Rosemarie, Jack was a dear friend to many and will always be remembered for his athletic skills and sportsmanship, and for the dignified, caring manner in which he lived his life.