As of May 14, 2019
Mike Hopkins will undertake his second official USA Basketball coaching assignment as an assistant coach for the 2019 USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team. Previously, he was head coach of the 2012 USA Select Team that trained against the 2012 USA Men’s National Team, and he was a staff assistant for the USA Men’s National Team from 2008 to 2016, including at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cup.
He recently completed his second season at the University of Washington (2017-18 to present) where he has compiled a 48-22 (.686) overall record.
In 2018-19, Washington finished 27-9 and 15-3 in the Pacific-12 Conference and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
In his first year as head coach in 2017-18, Hopkins led the Huskies to their first 20-win season since 2011-12 and he was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year and National Association of Basketball Coaches District 21 Coach of the Year.
Prior to Washington, Hopkins was an assistant coach under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse University for 22 seasons. At Syracuse, Hopkins was a part of 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, the 2003 National Championship, four Final Fours, five Elite Eights, 10 Sweet 16s, and four NIT berths. Additionally, Syracuse never dipped below a .550 record while Hopkins was on staff.
Hopkins, who graduated from Syracuse in 1993, was the Orange’s starting shooting guard his junior year and helped the team win the 1992 Big East Championship. He played 111 career games at Syracuse, and was named team captain as a senior, averaging 9.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. The San Mateo, Calfornia native received his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Syracuse in 1993.