Sunday, March 1, 2015

Poppe Pops In!


Jon Poppe

According to his Twitter feed, Harvard secondary coach Jonathan Poppe has switched to Columbia in the same position on Al Bangnoli's new staff.

You can read here about Poppe's strong record at Harvard.

If the name sounds familiar, it should. Poppe's dad Bill Poppe '70 was a player for the Lions as was his brother Will Poppe '00, who was a freshman contributor on the great 1996 Lions team.

Friends, doesn't it feel great to see our staff is being filled by names we actually know and names we respect? 

The next few days are going to be full of more moments like this as Bagnoli assembles the most experienced and accomplished staff in Ivy football history. 


oldlion said...

The Poppe family have been long time residents of Upper Saddle River, NJ. I think the family has ties to Bergen Catholic, a football powerhouse.

Curtis Chen said...

Baseball splits four game series with #6 Houston. They play at the same facility at Baker, face the same issues of daily uptown commute, yet perennial win or challenge for Ivy title.

Likewise for Tennis...13 th ranked in nation

Coaching, coaching, coaching!

Coach said...

Curtis- football is a different world- we have not had 50 years of bad coaching

oldlion said...

Bags or Pilling said that with the use of the WS Highway and the off hours for practice the bus ride is only 15 minutes.

Chick said...

Jake, the Jonathan Poppe link doesn't work because
Harvard took down his page. What is his experience?
We do need better coaching in the defensive secondary (and everywhere else).

OLion said...

I remember in college before we had the UWS highway open I calculated that in my 4 years at CU I had spent over 4 months in buses.

Chick said...

Sorry Coach, but we have had 50 years plus of bad coaching, especially when you factor in that a huge part of "coaching" is recruiting.

Coach said...

It will be interesting to see which assistant coaches that are on the staff at Penn currently follow Bags to Columbia

Seeunt said...

The West Side Highway has been used since the early 1990's. This isn't something new.