Wade Pope
Assistant Coach
Baseball Coaches
PHONE: (903) 566-7329 EMAIL: jpope@uttyler.edu
Wade Pope

Wade Pope is in his fifth season as an Assistant Baseball coach with the UT Tyler baseball program.  Pope’s focus is on helping to develop catchers, while serving as the Patriots Bench coach helping with game management and personal throughout the season.

“Coach Pope does a tremendous job of tutoring our catchers and is invaluable to me during games in his role in assisting me with in game management,” Said Porche.  “He also does a tremendous job of making Irwin Field one of the best playing surfaces in the country.”

Pope, who hails from Carthage, Mississippi and played college baseball at Dana College, 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 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.  “We are fortunate to have someone with Wade’s experience being a part of championship programs.  Programs that compete at the highest level have many things in common,” Says Coach Porche.  “Our program can only benefit from the experience that Wade has gathered being a part of that kind of winning.”

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

Pope is married to Danette (Dani) McFee.

Baseball Coaches
Brent Porche
Head Coach
Erik Grafton
Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator.
Cade Bowen
Pitching Coach
Wade Pope
Assistant Coach
Kody Gautreaux
Assistant Coach
Sam Lane
Assistant Coach
Dalton Smith
Assistant Coach
Connor Green
Strength and Conditioning Coach