College - Ohio U.
Jodi Hopkins is in her sixth season with the Connecticut Sun after spending four seasons in the same position with the Charlotte Sting. She develops and oversees programs for the players that will improve their speed, strength, agility and quickness.
Prior to the WNBA, Hopkins worked at the University of North Carolina for six years, overseeing a year-round training program as the strength and conditioning coach for the women’s basketball team. Hopkins also worked closely with the Olympic sports programs of field hockey, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, softball, tennis and track. She also assisted with the strength and conditioning program for the football team from 1996-00.
Hopkins was an intern with the Charlotte Sting in 2001, and she also worked for the Greater Charlotte YMCA, designing workouts for members. Additionally, Hopkins runs her own personal athletic training company, J-Hop Fitness, which includes fitness training along with life management services. Many of her clients include Olympic athletes and many NBA and NFL players.
A Columbus, Ohio native, Hopkins graduated from Ohio University in 1997 with a degree in sports psychology. She is certified by the International Sports Science Association and the USA Weightlifting Club, and she serves as a member of the National Strength Coaches Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association. Additionally, Hopkins is the Executive Director of the Gerald Wallace Foundation.