BYU Basketball Coach Mark Pope is Prepared to Lead BYU into the Big 12

Aug 13, 2022
BYU Basketball Coach Mark Pope

BYU Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Mark Pope is getting ready for his fourth season. He played in the PAC-10, he’s won a national title in the SEC, he played in the NBA and professionally in Europe. He’s prepared to lead BYU into the Big 12—the toughest basketball league in America—after one final run in the WCC.


Mark Talks About Coaching, Life, and Performing the Alex Barcello/Zoé Simpson Wedding

Mark was asked, “What advice did you give Alex Barcello at the wedding?”

His answer, “It was super simple. Just do whatever Zoé tells you. First, because that’s the right thing to do. But second, because she’s incredible.”

(video length: 2:54)



Coach Pope Talks About His Favorite Hamburger Joints

Flakey Jake’s? Never heard of it, right? Or what about BurgerMaster? Are you from Washington state and eat at one of their locations too? Coach Pope has some definite opinions about burgers!

(video length: 2:21)



Mark Talks About Guarding Michael Jordan and Tracy McGrady

Coach Pope talks about the legendary Michael Jordan, but also mentions Tracy McGrady as one of the toughest people to guard. Mark admits that he was even guarding “wheelchair Mike”, late in his Michael’s career, but even then Michael was remarkable, right?

(video length: 1:03)



Enjoy the Full Interview

“It’s special to be able to be part of these guy’s lives after basketball too. It’s one of the greatest blessings a job like this brings—maintaining these connections.”

(video length: 31:55)



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