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Hopson at 2017 C-USA Media Days
|Born||October 13, 1968|
|Alma mater||Ole Miss, Delta State|
|Head coaching record|
James Walter Hopson (born October 13, 1968) in American football coach and former college football player. He is the head football coach at University of Southern Mississippi. Previously, he was head coach at Alcorn State University and an assistant coach at Tulane, Delta State, LSU, Florida, Marshall, Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Michigan, and Memphis. Notably, Hopson was the first white head football coach in the history of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, an organization made up entirely of historically black colleges and universities.
Hopson played college football at the University of Mississippi. He earned four letters as a defensive back at Ole Miss from 1988–91, playing free safety for one season before moving to strong safety for his final three years. He was a four-time Academic All-SEC honor roll selection and was named to the Verizon District VI Academic All-America team as a senior in 1991.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Alcorn State Braves (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (2012–2015)|
|2012||Alcorn State||4–7||4–5||5th (East)|
|2013||Alcorn State||9–3||7–2||T–2nd (East)|
|2014||Alcorn State||10–3||7–2||1st (East)|
|2015||Alcorn State||9–4||7–2||1st (East)||L Celebration|
|Southern Miss Golden Eagles (Conference USA) (2016–present)|
|2016||Southern Miss||7–6||4–4||3rd (West)||W New Orleans|
|2017||Southern Miss||8–5||6–2||3rd (West)||L Independence|
|2018||Southern Miss||6–5||5–3||T–2nd (West)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
- ↑ "Southern Miss hires Alcorn State's Jay Hopson as new head coach" Sun Herald. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Downey, Travis. Alcorn State hires white football coach Jay Hopson USA Today.com. May 29, 2012
- ↑ Memphis Bio Retrieved May 29, 2012
- ↑ Jay Hopson Returns To Ole Miss