Briarcrest Appoints New Head Varsity Baseball Coach
Eads, TN – June 22, 2015 - Briarcrest Christian School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Craig Hopkins to the position of Head Varsity Baseball Coach.
Coach Hopkins began his coaching career at Collierville High School and just completed nine years as an Assistant Varsity Coach and hitting instructor. He continued as an assistant Varsity Coach and was promoted to Head Coach of the Junior Varsity for the last three years. As Head Coach of the Junior Varsity, Coach Hopkins was responsible for the development and preparation of multiple championship teams. He helped coach teams that were District Champions, Regional Champions, and reached the TSSAA State Tournament six times between 2005 and 2013 while winning the State Championship in 2013.In total, Coach Hopkins has been apart of 41 players signing college scholarships, including 20 that played at Division I schools.
Coach Hopkins received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Memphis, where he was also the catcher on the baseball team. During his collegiate years at University of Memphis, he had the privilege of catching four pitchers who made it to the Major Leagues and numerous others who made it to the Minor League level. In 1999, he received the "Spirit Award" which is voted on by his teammates for the individual who displayed the best leadership skills throughout the season.
“Coach Hopkins brings a wealth of knowledge and the ability to teach baseball skills to our student athletes,” says Joe Rowell, BCS High School Athletic Director. “We are excited about his passion and desire to build a successful program based on solid fundamentals,” Rowell added.
Coach Hopkins is originally from Memphis and attended Skyview Academy and Houston High School where he graduated in 1995. He and his wife, Monica, attend Central Church and have three sons, Isaac, Joshua, and Noah. Coach Hopkins will begin teaching and coaching at our Houston Levee campus this August.