Episode 9 is with Linc Darner, University of Tampa Head Basketball Coach, and Mark Pope, Former Commissioner of The Sun Conference

January 6, 2024

Episode 9 - Linc Mitchel Darner

by That is Good to Know

Welcome to the nineth episode of “That is Good to Know”! This episode features Linc Darner and Mark Pope discussing college sports, student athlete advantages, and the NIL controversy.
Linc Mitchel Darner

Linc Mitchel Darner

Linc Mitchel Darner is an American basketball coach with an extensive background. He spent nine seasons as the head coach at Florida Southern College, followed by four seasons at Saint Joseph’s College. From there he moved on to coach the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix Men’s basketball team. Darner is currently the head coach of the University of Tampa Men’s basketball team.

Mark Pope

Mark Pope

Mark Pope is a seasoned professional in sports management and administration. He is currently serving as the Commissioner of The Sun Conference. Prior to this, Pope held the roles of Director of Athletics at both the University of Saint Francis and Indiana University-Purdue University Ft Wayne (IPFW). He is an alumnus of Purdue University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and also attended Indiana University School of Medicine where he earned a J.D. Pope is also active in volunteering and other philanthropic pursuits.

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