Lori Hopkins, who spent nine seasons as Northwest's assistant women's basketball coach, is the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Student Services and Senior Women's Administrator.
Hopkins spent two years as an assistant coach at Metropolitan State College of Denver before arriving in Maryville in 2002. Prior to that, she served successful stints as head girls coach at Rising City High School and Ansley High School, both in Nebraska.
Hopkins is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and spent two seasons on the Prairie Wolves basketball team. Her 459 rebounds in those two years remain 10th in program records.
Alongside former head coach Gene Steinmeyer, Hopkins and the Bearcats won two MIAA tournament championships (2004, 2008) and appeared in three NCAA tournaments. Hopkins was promoted to Associate Head Coach prior to the 2008-09 season and served in that capacity for two seasons.
Hopkins lives in Maryville with her husband, Terry, who is the girls basketball coach at Savannah (Mo.) High School.