|League||West Coast Conference|
|Born||September 11, 1972|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Newport (Bellevue, Washington)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|1999||La Crosse Bobcats|
|2002–2003||New York Knicks|
|2010–2011||Wake Forest (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||285 (1.9 ppg)|
|Assists||63 (0.4 apg)|
|Rebound||161 (1.7 rpg)|
Mark Edward Pope (born September 11, 1972) is an American basketball coach and is the head coach at Brigham Young University (BYU). A former college and professional player, he played for the Kentucky Wildcats, where he was part of a national championship team, and the Washington Huskies where he was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. He later played for the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Denver Nuggets of the NBA.
Pope was a high school star at Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington and played two years at the University of Washington (UW). He earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 1992 after setting a UW freshman single-season record with 8.1 rebounds per game. He transferred to the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the 1996 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship team. Pope was a second round pick of the Indiana Pacers in the 1996 NBA Draft. The 2004-05 season was his last, as he was cut in training camp with the Denver Nuggets the following season.
In 2006, Pope enrolled in medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. In 2009, he left medical school and joined Mark Fox's coaching staff at the University of Georgia. Fox was an assistant coach when both were at UW. The following season (2010–11), Pope moved to Wake Forest University to serve as an assistant under Jeff Bzdelik.
In April 2019, Pope replaced Rose as the new head basketball coach at BYU.
Pope and his wife, Lee Anne, a former assistant to talk show host David Letterman, have four daughters. Lee Anne is the daughter of the late Lynn Archibald, who was the head basketball coach at the University of Utah from 1983-1989 and was an assistant at BYU in the 1990s. Pope is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Head coaching record
|Utah Valley (Western Athletic Conference) (2015–2019)|
|2016–17||Utah Valley||17–17||6–8||5th||CBI Semifinals|
|2017–18||Utah Valley||23–11||10–4||2nd||CBI Quarterfinals|
|2018–19||Utah Valley||25–10||12–4||2nd||CBI Quarterfinals|
|Utah Valley:||77–56 (.579)||34–24 (.586)|
|Brigham Young (West Coast Conference) (2019–present)|
|BYU:||14–6 (.700)||3–2 (.600)|
Postseason invitational champion
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