- School University of the Pacific
Cory Popham attended the University of the Pacific and earned an undergraduate degree in history and a graduate degree in sports management. Popham was a pitcher for the Tigers from 2011-2015.
After leaving college, Popham coached baseball in a number of different venues. He briefly coached the Sea Beggars of Providence Christian College in the fall of 2015. He was an assistant coach at Maranatha High School (Pasadena) in 2016-2017 as well as holding other short-term positions. His coaching career solidified when he joined Post University in August 2017 as their pitching coach and he remained there through 2018.
Popham' career took another step forward in 2019 when the Toronto Blue Jays hired him as an assistant pitching coach for the DSL Blue Jays. In 2020, he was promoted to a dual role of GCL Blue Jays pitching coach and pitching programs coordinator. Unfortunately, the 2020 minor league system was cancelled due to COVID-19.