Michael Popejoy

Michael Popejoy

Assistant Coach

Third Year

Alma Mater:
Mount St. Joseph '95

Mike Popejoy begins his third year as an assistant coach at Xavier.

"Mike joined the staff in January of 2005 and helped out in all aspects in preparation for and during that spring season," says Schureck. "He has done a tremendous job coaching in the Cincinnati area and, as a result of that, has exceptional recruiting ties in and around Cincinnati."

Popejoy has been a regional staff coach for the Women's National Olympic Development Program since 1999. As a regional staff coach, Popejoy is responsible for the coordination of player selection and development within the Midwest Region in preparation for the U.S. National and Olympic Teams.

Popejoy serves as a goalkeeper trainer for the Cardinals Soccer Club and goalkeeper coach with the Midwest Soccer Academy.

He is a former head coach of the U17 Boy's Lakota Soccer Club, served as the Director of the Lakota East Soccer School from 1997-2002 and was a state head coach for Ohio with the Olympic Development Program.

Popejoy is a former staff member of Post-to-Post International out of Florida and is currently on staff with Greg Deutsch's Goalkeeper Camps in Cincinnati. He has spent numerous years working and training players worldwide.

Popejoy holds a United States Soccer Federation National "B" Coaching License and earned his master's degree in education from Marygrove College in 2002. He also received bachelor's degrees in physical education and health education from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 1995 and played college soccer at Northern Kentucky University from 1985-1988.

Popejoy, 40, resides in Cincinnati with his wife, Peggy, and their two children, Elena (6) and Ben (4).