Friday, November 16 , 2018, 4:45 am | Fair 47º

 
 
 
 

Sportscaster Allen Hopkins Joins Westmont Trustees

Westmont graduate hopes to give back to the college through his role on the board

Allen Hopkins, sportscaster for ESPN and Fox Sports, has joined the Westmont College Board of Trustees, which oversees the operations of the college.

Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins

Hopkins, a 1995 Westmont graduate, has been a member of Westmont’s Board of Advisors since 2007.

“I came here (as a student) and had a tremendous, life-changing experience, and that’s why I believe in this place so much,” Hopkins said. “It allowed me to grow and to find my gifts.”

Hopkins was a four-year member of the Westmont men’s soccer team and helped guide two Warrior teams to the NAIA National Championship tournament.

After Westmont, Hopkins spent two years pursuing a career in teaching and coaching at San Diego State University, where he did graduate work in statistics and measurement, while also serving as the assistant men’s soccer coach.

Just two years later, Hopkins began calling local sports for a San Francisco Bay Area TV station, landing a job as a play-by-play broadcaster and analyst for Fox Sports. In 2006, after seven seasons at Fox, Allen began working for ESPN primarily covering all things soccer, including the last two FIFA World Cups and NCAA college basketball.

“It’s been a tremendous ride — what an honor and a privilege to be on the Board of Trustees and continue the work I have been doing since I graduated in a much more significant way,” Hopkins said. “It’s a little beyond words even for me to describe.”

Hopkins said he believes that being one of the youngest trustees is a valuable asset that will enable him to connect well with current Westmont students. He also is looking forward to working in many different facets on the college’s behalf, including athletics.

“My connections to athletics are very deep and strong,” he said. “I want to help restore some Westmont programs back to their championship roots and maintain that same level of excellence in others.

“I am so fortunate to get around to so many different schools around the nation, visiting student bodies and athletic programs. I always say, what Westmont has is very unique: creating meaningful, lifetime memories and relationships. That is rare.”

— Scott Craig is the media relations manager for Westmont College.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.