|HEAD COACH JAY HOPSON LEAVES ALCORN STATE|
WITH A 32-17 CAREER RECORD
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi -- Jay Hopson is coming back to Hattiesburg.
Hopson has been hired to replace Todd Monken as Southern Miss football coach.
It’s the third stint with the Golden Eagles for the 47-year-old, who spent a combined six seasons in Hattiesburg as defensive backs coach from 2001-03 and defensive coordinator from 2005-07 under former Southern Miss head coach Jeff Bower.
Hopson is the 21st head coach in Golden Eagle history.
The Vicksburg native has spent the past four seasons at Alcorn State as the Braves’ head coach. During his tenure in Lorman, Hopson led the SWAC squad to a 32-17 overall record at and back-to-back conference championships in 2014 and 2015. Hopson, the first white football coach in SWAC history, led Alcorn State to the SBN Sports College Football National Championship in 2014.