Jeff Popovich
Jeff  Popovich

Position:
Cornerbacks

Alma Mater:
Miami (Fla.) (2000)

Jeff Popovich enters his first year as Boise State's cornerbacks coach in 2018.

Popovich spent the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, serving as the assistant to head coach Chuck Pagano, a former Boise State assistant coach (1987-88), in 2016, before moving to a defensive quality control position in 2017.

Popovich also has 12 years of collegiate coaching experience, most recently serving as cornerbacks coach at UTSA from 2013-15. He also spent six seasons (2007-12) at Florida International, where he worked with the team's defensive backs and served as the school's pro liaison. He was also special teams coordinator at FIU during his final season in 2012.

He began his coaching career at his alma mater, Miami, serving as a graduate assistant from 2005-06.

During his collegiate playing career at Miami from 1996-99, Popovich, a four-year letterwinner, appeared in 48 games, making 11 starts. He was a three-time Big East All-Academic Team selection. He earned his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering in 2000.

Popovich's professional playing career included time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2000 and the Atlanta Falcons in 2001. He was also a member of the 2001 Barcelona Dragons team that played in the World Bowl.

Originally from Tucson, Ariz., Popovich played both quarterback and defensive back, while also competing in track & field, at Sabino High School. He and his wife Lara have two daughters, Sayle and Copeleigh.


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