Linda Coppa supports the assistant director of Development. Together they coordinate numerous fundraising events throughout the year to support the individual Athletic teams and the Athletics Development department. Prior to USD, Coppa has enjoyed a wide variety of careers. She began as a pharmacy technician, then moved to Solar Turbines as an inventory documentation control analyst. After seven years, she took on an accounting career for a dry utilities consulting firm and finally worked for the San Diego County School District at an elementary school in Scripps Ranch. Her greatest successes are her three children, two of which are current students at USD. She is currently enrolled in the Event Management Certificate Program at USD.