Jim Hopkins returns to Maine after six seasons with the Men’s Soccer program at Dean College. He also spent two seasons on the Women’s side at Dean College. In 2012 the Bulldogs won their first Region XXI Title in over eight years. Hopkins has coached 18 All Region players who have all moved onto Division 1, 2, and 3 NCAA programs after transferring from Dean College. He is currently 3rd for wins all time and 2nd for winning percentage in Dean College history.
While at Dean, Hopkins also worked with the New England Revolution Soccer Academy cofounding the first Residential Soccer Academy in the summer of 2011. In addition he coached the Bayside Bolts u-15 soccer team that represented the State of Rhode Island in the Regional Championships in Hershey, PA.
Before being hired at Dean College Coach Hopkins spent a season as an assistant at the University of Southern Maine. While in Maine Hopkins was Director of Coaching for Maine Metro FC which is now part of Seacoast Maine. Hopkins was a four year starter for the University of Southern Maine from 1996-99, where he was captain of the team for three seasons and named 2nd team Little East midfielder his senior year. Hopkins currently holds a USSF A license and a NJCAA Premier Badge.
During the 2015 season at Seacoast United Hopkins traveled to England with U13 Boys, coached the U18 Girls as well as the Mariners National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Men's Team.