David Hopkins will begin his first season as the Head Men's and Women's
Golf Coach at Shawnee State University this year. Coach Hopkins has
served as the Assistant Men's Golf Coach the last four years under SSU
Hall of Fame coach, Roger Merb.
Coach Hopkins is a graduate of Portsmouth East High School and an alumni
of Shawnee State University where he earned a degree in Education. Coach
Hopkins began his coaching career at Notre Dame High School in 1996. He
coached the Notre Dame Titans from 1996 to 2000, where the Titans
claimed the Southern Ohio Conference (SOC) Champions title every year.
Under his coaching regime, both the team and individual players advanced
to the State Tournament multiple years, including a 1996 State Runner-Up
Title for the team. Coach Hopkins is a 5-time SOC Coach of the Year.
In addition to coaching golf, Coach Hopkins acted as a basketball
official for 30 years, where he had the opportunity to officiate State
Tournament games as well as the NAIA National Tournament playoffs.
Coach Hopkins and his wife Gayle live in Rosemount and are proud parents
of a daughter, Anne, who is a senior at Marshall University.