Wade Pope
Turf Manager
Support Staff
PHONE: (903) 566-7329 EMAIL: jpope@uttyler.edu
Wade Pope
Wade Pope

Wade Pope is in his fourth year as an Assistant Baseball coach with the UT Tyler baseball Program. Pope focuses on helping to develop pitchers and catchers for the Patriots and is also the Bench coach helping with game management and personal throughout the season. 

Pope, who hails from Carthage, Mississippi and played college baseball at Dana College, Pope came to UT Tyler from UT-Brownsville where he served as the Pitching Coach for the Scorpions. While in Brownsville Pope would also worked with the catchers, coached first base and helped to lead the team to regional berths in 2010 and 2011. 

"It’s exciting for me to come into a great situation, the facilities that are already in place and the teams and coaches that compete on them are all first class," said Pope. "I look for to continuing that tradition and doing whatever I can to help improve the athletic department as a whole however I can."

Before moving to Texas, Pope served as an assistant coach at Dana College in 2005 and 2006 and Bellevue University in Nebraska where he served as the Pitching Coach from 2007, 2008 and 2009. Bellevue won three regional and conference titles during his time there along with advancing to the NAIA World Series in 2007 and 2008 finishing 3rd and 7th. 

UT Tyler features numerous facilities that Pope also oversee, including Irwin Field (baseball), UT Tyler Softball Field, Citizens 1st Bank-Perkins Soccer Complex and the UT Tyler Rec Sports fields where he is in charge of the Turf Management Program.

Pope is married to Danette (Dani) McFee.

Support Staff
Jamon Copeland
Interim Director of Compliance
Diana Darnell
Administrative Associate
Danny Elzner
Athletics Development Officer
Kendra Hassell
Interim Director of Compliance
Julie Pharr
Administrative Assistant III
Wade Pope
Turf Manager