Krissi Super is in her fourth season at Bemidji State serving as both an assistant women’s basketball coach and the institution’s head women’s golf coach. She came to BSU after spending four years in the high school ranks. She spent two years as a Communication Arts/Literature teacher at the Bemidji Area Schools, teaching English for grades 9-12 at the Lumberjack Alternative High School. During her stint at the Bemidji Area Schools, Super was also the one-act play director.
From August 2003 to March 2005 she was a long-term substitute English teacher at Wyndmere Public Schools where she taught English for seventh, eighth, ninth and eleventh grades. During Supers’ two-year stop at Wyndmere she was the head girls volleyball coach, where she led the Warriors to their first-ever state tournament appearance in 2003. She was also the assistant boys basketball coach during her time at Wyndmere Public Schools.
Along with teaching high school students, Super has been a guest speaker at area high schools, speaking on peer pressure, respect and pride.
Prior to her jump to the teaching ranks, Super was a sports announcer, news assistant and DJ for Thief River Falls Radio (2000-2002). During her time there she covered over 100 games, including boys and girls basketball, women’s college basketball, high school and college volleyball, softball, baseball, girls hockey and football sideline reporting. Along with covering games, Super compiled news stories, conducted interviews, produced advertising, and worked with public relations and promotions. In addition to her time at Thief River Falls Radio, she worked as a sports anchor/reporter at Studio One Television at the University of North Dakota for two years.
On the basketball court, Super was a member of the 3-time Division II National Championship Basketball Team at the University of North Dakota. During her high school career at Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, Super compiled 2,804 points in her career which sits her in eighth place on the all-time scorers list for Minnesota girls basketball.
In addition to her coaching experience at Wyndmere, Super is the founder and director of Super Camps, which began in June 1997. She organizes and instructs Super Hooper Basketball camps for boys and girls grades K-6 in northwestern Minnesota.
Super has received degrees from two different institutions. In May 2000 she graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and then received her second Bachelor of Arts degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in May 2005 in secondary education-communication arts/literature.
Super is married to Jeremy Popp. They reside outside of Bemidji with their rescued pets.