Dick Hopkins is in his second year as Defensive Coordinator at Emory & Henry College. Hopkins will also be charged with working directly with the Wasps’ defensive backfield in addition to the oversight of the defense as a whole.
A 30-year coaching veteran, Hopkins brings 20 years of experience as a defensive coordinator at the NCAA Division I level including stops at Duke University, Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, The Citadel and James Madison University. He has coached under multiple hall-of-fame caliber coaches including Bobby Bowden, Watson Brown, Tommy Bowden, Mickey Matthews, Jerry Schmitt and Howard Schnellenberger.
Hopkins got his start in college coaching as a student assistant at Florida State University in 1973. He graduated from FSU in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. He earned his master’s degree in 1975 and returned to Tallahassee from 1978-80 as a defensive assistant. He has also spent time at the high school level, most recently coaching in Boca Raton, Florida.