Family and Football legacy of Als GM's father lives on
The father of Alouettes general manager Jim Popp has passed away at the age of 82, but football fans are invited to share and build on Joe Popp's remarkable legacy.
A North Carolina high school coaching legend, the elder Popp climbed to the university and NFL ranks, sowing seeds for his son Jim's Grey Cup successes and even the hiring of current Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mooresville School Athletics-Coach Joe Popp Stadium. Donations can be addressed to MGSD-Coach Joe Popp Stadium Fund and sent to 305 N. Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115; or to the Coach Joe Popp Athletic Scholarship at Catawba College. Donations can be made addressed to The Joe Popp Athletic Endowed Scholarship Fund, Catawba College, 2300 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.
Joe Popp worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns in the 70's and 80's, crossing paths with Coach Trestman with the Browns.
He is survived by 3 children (including youngest son Jim) and 8 grandchildren.