Kyle Pope, Liberty's new linebackers coach, brings experience at the highest level of collegiate football after spending the last two seasons at Alabama.
Pope served as a defensive line graduate assistant for Alabama during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, helping the Crimson Tide to back-to-back College Football Playoff national championship game appearances and the 2017 national title.
Pope has a familiarity with Liberty after he spent the 2016 season at Presbyterian as a defensive line coach.
Prior to coaching at Presbyterian, Pope served on staff at Holmes Community College as a defensive line coach and at West Alabama as an outside linebackers coach.
During his time at both Holmes and West Alabama, Pope was responsible for a number of different tasks on defense side of the ball, while also assisting with special teams at both stops. His duties included recruiting, breaking down opponents' film and preparing practice plans, while working to develop his student-athletes.
Pope graduated from Jacksonville State in May 2015 with a degree in exercise science and wellness with a concentration in human performance. He was a four-year player for the Gamecocks (2011-14), helping Jacksonville State to the NCAA FCS Playoffs in 2013 and 2014.
Pope at a Glance Coaching Experience: 2019-present – Liberty (LB) 2017-18 – Alabama (GA) 2016 – Presbyterian (DL) 2016 – West Alabama (OLB) 2015 – Holmes CC (DL) Education: Bachelor's degree in exercise science and wellness (Jacksonville State, '15) Hometown: Sylacauga, Ala.