Chris Popp PHS Head Girls Basketball Coach

USD 250 NAMES NEW PHS HEAD GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH

Contact: Jeff Staley, PHS Activities Director, 620-235-3200

On April 11, 2022, the USD 250 Board of Education approved Chris Popp as the new Head Girls Basketball Coach at Pittsburg High School. 

"We would like to welcome Chris Popp to the Dragon family!  His extensive experience in building programs and enthusiasm for basketball is impressive," says Jeff Staley, PHS Athletic Director.

Chris Popp comes to PHS with twenty-one years of coaching experience. Popp has served as the Pittsburg State University Men’s Basketball Associate Head coach for the last two years, prior to that working at Missouri State University, University of Arkansas, Newman University, and his alma mater Tabor College. He brings a rich background in community engagement, rebuilding programs, and championship titles. 

“I'm grateful for the opportunity given to me by the administration and school board to remain in Pittsburg.  My kids and I have grown to love the community.  I am excited to be a part of the growth of the girls basketball program at PHS." says Popp when asked about his new role.

Coach Popp will assume his new duties effective July 1.