Mark Pope is the head men’s basketball coach at Brigham Young University. At the time of his appointment, he was head coach at Utah Valley University. Under his leadership, the Wolverine teams went from 12 wins in 2015–16 to 25 wins in 2018–19 and set several Wolverine records. Prior to his four seasons at UVU, he was an assistant coach at Georgia, Wake Forest, and BYU.
He played professionally in the NBA for nine years with the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, and Denver Nuggets.
During his collegiate career playing at Washington, he earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors and set a Washington freshman single-season record. He earned All-Academic honors from the Pac-10 as a sophomore. He transferred to Kentucky during his junior year. He helped the Wildcats win back-to-back SEC titles, advance to the NCAA Elite Eight in 1995 and win the NCAA National Championship in 1996. He earned Academic All-SEC honors in 1995 and graduated in 1996.
He and his wife, Lee Anne, are the parents of four daughters.