Jay Hopson

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Jay Hopson
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Alcorn State
Conference SWAC
Record 14–10
Biographical details
Born (1968-10-13) October 13, 1968 (age 45)
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Alma mater Ole Miss, Delta State
Playing career
1988–1991 Ole Miss
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Tulane (GA)
Delta State (DB)
Florida (GA)
Marshall (DB)
Southern Miss (DB)
Ole Miss (DB/RC)
Southern Miss (DC/DB)
Southern Miss (DC/MLB)
Michigan (LB)
Memphis (DC/SAF)
Alcorn State
Head coaching record
Overall 14–10

Jay Hopson (born October 13, 1968) is the current head football coach at Alcorn State University.[1] Previously, he was an assistant coach at Tulane, Delta State, LSU, Florida, Marshall, Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Michigan, and Memphis.[2] Notably, Hopson is 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.[1]

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.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Alcorn State Braves (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (2012–present)
2012 Alcorn State 4–7 4–5 5th (East)
2013 Alcorn State 9–3 7–2 T–2nd (East)
2014 Alcorn State 1-0 0-0
Alcorn State: 14–10 11–7
Total: 14–10


  1. ^ a b Downey, Travis. Alcorn State hires white football coach Jay Hopson USA Today.com. 29 May 2012
  2. ^ Memphis Bio Retrieved 29 May 2012
  3. ^ Jay Hopson Returns To Ole Miss

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