Mark Pope
Undergraduate Assistant Coach

Mark Pope

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Undergraduate Assistant Coach

Mark Pope

Biography

Former Tech standout pitcher Mark Pope returned to The Flats as an undergraduate assistant coach after a seven-year professional career from 2011-17. He is working towards his bachelor’s degree in international affairs.

A 2011 Collegiate Baseball second-team all-American, a third-team Baseball America all-American and an NCBWA all-America third team all-America selection, Pope posted a record of 24-6 with nine saves and six complete games over his three seasons with the Yellow Jackets from 2009-11.

A Golden Spikes Award semifinalist and an ABCA all-region first team selection in 2011, Pope was also named first-team all-ACC as he led the team with an 11-4 record and a 1.74 ERA over 16 starts as a junior.

Pope is the Yellow Jackets’ all-time leader in career shutouts with four. He also ranks second all-time in Tech’s career record books in walks per nine innings (2.17), 11th in ERA (3.00), 14th in winning percentage (.800), 15th in saves (nine) and 16th in wins (24).

A fifth round draft pick by the San Diego Padres in 2011, advanced as high as Triple-A with the Tucson Padres in 2012. He also pitched in the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers farm systems before playing for both the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the Texas AirHogs in the American Association from 2015-17.