Jeni Hopkins

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Academic Interests

  • Bachelors in Electronic Media with an Emphasis in Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Science Education Certification
  • Masters in Counseling
  • All from Missouri State University

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • National High School Coaches Associations Missouri Coach of the Year
  • President, Board of Directors, Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (14 years of service)
  • Board of Directors, Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame Director and Founder of Court Talk
  • Founded, funded, and administered a local food pantry that serves over 100 families a year.
  • Author of a published book, a Biography, Growing Up War Eagle.

Plum numerous other accomplishments.

Previous Experience

  • Greenwood Laboratory School, 1992–2000
  • Hillcrest High School, 2000–2016


Springfield, MO


  • Basketball,
  • Handball (Played for Missouri State)
  • Sports in General
  • Canoeing, Hiking
  • Movies
  • But most of all, family time

Future Goals and Aspirations

This is a new chapter after coaching for 24 years I am beyond thrilled to be back at Greenwood Laboratory School. It is a wonderful, educationally driven environment and my goals are to be the best Secondary Counselor I can possibly be by guiding students through their high school endeavors and preparing them for their future successes in college and beyond. 

Life Outside the University

  • Family
  • Broadcasting—I am a color analyst for Mediacom Basketball Broadcasts and co-host on various shows on Jock 98.7.

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