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Coach Bernard "B-Hop" Hopkins

Although B-Hop, aka Coach Hop, has found great success on the basketball court, as a player and coach, his younger years as an inner city Baltimore kid was quite different. Coach Hop grew up in a single family home, often times he stayed with his grandmother. His family struggled to

keep him in school and off of the streets of Baltimore. Mentorship, family support and sports aided in Coach Hop playing basketball at Hagerstown Community College. He landed a Division 1 scholarship to play at VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University).Where he was named player of the year in the Colonial Athletic Association in 1996-1997. He played one season for the Continental Basketball Association, in 1996-1997, and was named Rookie of the Year. From 1997 to 2013, he played in the Association Club Basketball League (the second most recognized basketball league in the world, following the NBA). During that time he played on various teams in Spain, where he finished 32nd in steals, 25th in minutes played, 17th in scoring, and seventh in rebounds in the leagues history.  Today he serves as the Head Men's Basketball Coach for Hagerstown Community College and has one back to back Region 20 Championships. 

Coach Hop's commitment, zeal, expertise, and love for the game of basketball both on and off the court is the driving force of H.O.P.S. Dream. He has a big heart for kids and a love for the game, the two are a perfect union. The organization is an avenue for Coach Hop to give back and make a difference in the lives of today's youth, parents and families.

As a motivational speaker, personal trainer, coach and leader; his dedication and passion for the game far exceeds his accolades. He works hard to promote the concepts of surrounding yourself with positive people, taking responsibility for your actions and always thinking of ways too give back. In the words of Coach Hopkins..."Someone's life may be changed just because you decided to do something." 

 

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  "This isn't just a program it is a foundational movement!"

Coach Bernard "B-Hop" Hopkins

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