Bobby Pope, a Vice President with Myers McRae, served 21 years as Director of Athletics at Mercer University. During Mr. Pope’s distinguished tenure at Mercer, the athletic program expanded to 16 men’s and women’s sports and moved into a state-of-the-art facility. He was well known for his commitment to Mercer’s student-athletes succeeding in the classroom as well as in their sport. Mr. Pope is highly respected by his peers. He served two years as president at the Atlantic Sun Conference and was a member of numerous committees, including eight years on the Executive Committee. He served on five NCAA Peer Review Committees. Prior to joining Mercer, he was a sports reporter, director and sports anchor at WMAZ-TV and called high school football and basketball games on WMAC-AM radio.
He began his involvement with Mercer athletics in 1970 when he was the “Voice of the Bears.” He served 12 years as Mercer’s sports information director. A graduate of Georgia College, he remains involved in the Middle Georgia community. He has been chair of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. He serves as the treasurer of the Macon Touchdown Club and the president of the Macon Touchdown Club Educational Foundation and is a former member of the Mayor’s Recreation Master Plan Committee and the Board of Governors of the Grand Opera House.