Shaw University has announced that Joel Hopkins will be returning to the hardwood of Spaulding Gymnasium as head men's basketball coach. Hopkins served as head coach from 2000-2002 leading the Bears to a CIAA championship in 2002 and an NCAA Elite-Eight Tournament berth.
The North Carolina Central University alum was a member of the Eagles' 1989 Division II National Championship team.
Hopkins will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday, June 9. He succeeds Cleo Hill, whose contract was not renewed.