High School: Livonia Franklin High School
College: Wayne State University
Coach Popp played high school football at Franklin High School in Livonia, Michigan. He attended Wayne State University and was a three year starter as a Quarterback. He has been working as a QB Tutor since 1978. He also coached at Maple City Glen Lake and Southfield Lathrup High Schools. His enthusiasm and passion for the game is evident as he said, “I love working with the young men and families at Brother Rice High School.” Coach Popp has been teaching for 27 years, the last 23 in Southfield, at Birney Middle School. “I love the middle school kids because they think they know all the answers and I have yet to ask the questions. It’s a lot of fun and a great challenge!”
He has been married to his wife Carolyn for 13 years and they have six incredible children. His sons Frankie (’10) and Andrew (’12) both played football and graduated from Brother Rice and David (’18) is a freshman at Brother Rice.
Coach Popp will be entering his 9th year coaching at Brother Rice and 4th as a varsity assistant. After five seasons as the head coach of the JV team, Coach Popp led the JV team to 3 undefeated seasons and 3 consecutive league titles. He will be the Offensive Coordinator on Varsity for the 2014 season.