Mark Pope

by John Max 08 Apr,2021
Mark Pope
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Mark Edward Pope
  • Birth Place Omaha, Nebraska
  • Famous Name Mark Pope
  • Net Worth $4 Million
  • Position in Team Head coach
  • Current team BYU Cougars
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession College Basketball Coach
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Lee Anne
  • Children Four

Mark Pope is an American NBA player turned coach who currently stands as the 19th head coach of the Brigham Young University's (BYU) men's basketball team. He held the same position at Utah Valley (2016-2019) and served as an assistant at BYU (2011-2015), Wake Forest (2010-2011), and Georgia (2009-2010).

As a player, Mark finished his collegiate career at Kentucky Wildcats, earning the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. Drafted in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers, the power forward had a stint with other franchises such as Milwaukee Bucks (2000-2002), New York Knicks (2002-2003), and Denver Nuggets (2003-2005).

Omaha, Nebraska native, Mark Pope was born on 11th September 1972, under the star sign Virgo. The forty-eight-year-old holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background. He grew up with faithful Latter-day Saint parents and had three older brothers.

How Much Is Mark Pope's Net Worth In 2021? Salary & Contract Details

A night before the 2020-2021 season opener, Mark Pope signed an extension contract which would through the 2026-27 season. Both the parties are yet to reveal the financial details such as base salary, incentives, and bonus.  

While at Utah Valley University, he earned a salary of $1.275 million over the course of his new six-year contract. Hence, Pope is likely to make double his previous pay. 

Salary As A NBA Player

Season Team Earnings
1997-1998 Indiana Pacers $242,000
1998-1999 Indiana Pacers $382,000
1999-2000 Indiana Pacers $460,000
2000-2001 Milwaukee Bucks $498,500
2001-2002 Milwaukee Bucks $590,850
2002-2003 New York Knicks $637,435
2003-2004 Denver Nuggets $751,179
2004-2005 Denver Nuggets $870,046
Total   $4,432,010

Mark Pope's net worth is approximately $4 million as of 2021. 

Mark Pope's Personal Life: Married, Wife, & Children

Mark Pope is married to Lee Anne for a long time now and shares four daughters: Ella, Avery, Layla, and Shay. She is the daughter of former University of Utah head basketball coach Lynn Archibald. (He later was an assistant coach at BYU). 

Mark Pope's wife and children SOURCE: Utah Valley Magazine

The couple met while Mark was playing for the New York Knicks and Lee, living in New York City/ At that time, she was giving her time to another, non-Kentucky letterman: David Letterman. Anne’s brother Damon had met Mark at a pro camp and introduced them. 

After moving to New York City as part of a BYU summer internship program, Lee was appointed by ESPN and moved east. She took the full-time for Letterman until she married Mark and relocated to Indianapolis while he was playing for the Indiana Pacers.

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Coaching Career

Mark Pope started his coaching career in 2009 in Georgia. The following season, he arrived at Wake Forest as an assistant and then to BYU from 2011 to 2015. In 2011, Pope was hired as the new head coach of the Utah Valley. Since 2019, he is serving at BYU.

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