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POST GRADUATE COACHING STAFF

23-24' STAFF
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Head Coach

CHRIS
POPP

Chris Popp takes over the Sunrise Christian Postgrad team after a record-setting year led by program founder Kyle Lindsted. Popp boasts a wealth of coaching experience, most recently at Pittsburg State.

He also served as the head coach at Missouri State- West Plains with two nationally ranked top 20 seasons, the NJCAA Region XVI Championship, and Region XVI Coach of the Year.

Popp had previous stops at Arkansas Fort-Smith and Newman University as well as his alma-mater Tabor College. He was a three-year starter at Tabor College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from Tabor in 2001.  

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Assistant Coach

Kaleb
Gaddis

1st Year Assistant at Sunrise Christian

Prior: Bethel College Student Athlete (2021-2022)

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Assistant Coach

MONTEL
STEWART

1st Year Assistant at Sunrise Christian

Prior: Graduate Assistant at Tabor College and student athlete at Tabor (2020-2022

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Assistant Coach

Chuka
Mekkam

1st Year Assistant at Sunrise Christian

Prior: Finished playing career at Newman University (2023) after transferring from Drexel University.

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Assistant Coach

IVAN
LEAL

5th Year Assistant at Sunrise Christian

Prior: Garden City Community College Assistant (2016-2019)

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Assistant Coach

PATRICK
WOLZ

8th Year Assistant at Sunrise Christian

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Athletic Trainer

RICH
BOMGARDNER

Kansas Athletic Training HOF Member

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Strength & Conditioning Coach

KERRY
ROSENBOOM

2022-Present • Sunrise Christian

1987-2022 • Wichita State Mens Basketball

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