62-year-old Erin Rose Conboy Popovich is married to the most decorated coach in Spurs history, The “Pop” as he is affectionately known to Spurs personnel and fans. The couple that has been married for an outstanding 36 years have two children, Micky, 35 and Jill, 34.
Mrs. Popovich the daughter of Air Force Academy athletic trainer Jim Conboy, graduated from Colorado State University; although married to highly decorated and successful hubby who is known to be a, let’s put it like this: to be a little “temperamental” which is no secret has tried to help her feisty man but the Serbian explains:
“I know. I’m a jerk. I’m going to go ahead and admit it publicly to the whole world.
‘That’s no excuse, you’re a grown man. Show some maturity. Wife Says.
Erin’s beloved father Jim Conboy who passed away in 1998, was inducted into the Air Force Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011, his outsanding career takes up back to 1970 when he graduated from Air Force, he also played basketball for four seasons with the Falcons, All-American swimmer who went on to make two Olympic teams in modern pentathlon, Erin Popovich’s dad claimed the world title in modern pentathlon and won the gold in 1979. In 1973 made his comeback to the academy and worked six years as an assistant coach.
Full time momma and wife Erin Popovich spends her time working with local charities such as the San Antonio Food Bank. Erin’s husband who is a 1966 graduate of Merrillville High School and a 1970 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy has also kept a long love affair with other than his wife! Now, don’t get me wrong, besides his passion for the game the 64 year old coach also loves wine! As the owner of the Oregon-based A to Z Wineworks and having a 12-foot-by-20-foot, 3,000-bottle above-ground wine cellar at his home; Erin declares:
“He spends a lot of time there when they loose”
Erin and the Pop’s relationship goes way back into his college years. One of only four coaches to win at least four NBA titles moved his family into the dorm for one year while he majored in Soviet studies at the Air Force Academy and worked as an assistant coach at Pomona-Pitzer College, a Division III school in Claremont, California.
You would think with age he would cool down but I’m sure wife Erin knows that soft side of him much better that his team! 17 years into his career as head coach for the Spurs Erin’s husband is looking to leave everything at the court and has a better winning percentage than any other coach after securing a 2-0 advantage over Memphis in the Western Conference finals.