A little tidbit...
This is a site based on the sports radio show, A Coach's Perspective. My name is Jeni Hopkins and I have been a coach for the past 24 years and have loved every minute of it. Yes, of course, there are a lot of highs and lows in coaching, but the rewards and the privilege of working with such outstanding student-athletes, assistant coaches, managers, athletic directors, athletic trainers, officials, table workers, and many more are what I valued the most. The intangibles and intricacies of sports deserve to be explored and a voice needs to be given to coaches, players, officials, and others that play such vital roles in the arena of sports. This is about giving that voice.
I am also currently the President of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and have a lot of pride in the promotional mission and advocacy of that organization for coaches. Check out our website at www.mobca.org.
I am also a proud member of the board of directors of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame. This is a non-profit organization that recognizes excellence in sports and in turn raises funds for youth sports. Our website is www.springfieldhof.com
Another adventure is that I am a color analyst for Mediacom and MSHSAA.tv and am thrilled to work with them during basketball season while getting a front row seat to the best basketball!
I also run a basketball luncheon every two weeks, Court Talk, during basketball season. This luncheon promotes basketball in Springfield and includes all of the city high school and college coaches.
I am currently a School Counselor at Greenwood Laboratory School, my Alma Mater. I love those Bluejays!
My favorite role is with my family. My husband of over two decades is Scott Hopkins. My daughter, Hailey Jo, is currently a student at the University of Arkansas and my son, Hayden, is a high school student at Greenwood Laboratory School.