Mr. Michael Popovich

HS PE Teacher & Athletic Director


Michael is entering his 3rd year at St. Paul. He will continue to teach PE, but will also move into the role of Activities Director. He was born in Illinois, and had spent most of his life there prior to moving to Hanoi. He earned his bachelors from Southern Illinois University @ Edwardsville in Kinesiology. He earned his masters from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Positive Coaching. During his career he spent time coaching at United States Military Academy in West Point, NY where he won two National Championships in American football. Michael is living in Vietnam with his wife and two daughters. He is a massive Chicago fan (Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls & Cubs), and has recently latched onto Wrexham A.F.C.!


  • Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, U.S.
  • Master's degree in Positive Coaching, University of Missouri-Columbia, U.S.