Retired Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Dan Hopkins has been named to the United States Professional Tennis Association Midwest Division Hall of Fame.
Hopkins built Rose-Hulman into one of the top dual men’s and women’s tennis programs in the Midwest, winning multiple Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championships and qualifying for NCAA Division III national tournaments. The men’s and women’s teams advanced to the Division III national tournament in 2017, with the men’s team recording the first NCAA tournament victory in program history. The men’s team also scored a win in NCAA competition in 2019.
Hopkins retired in 2019 and was awarded Master Pro status later that year by the USPTA after marking a 30-plus year career as a P1 certified member. He was the Indiana USPTA Professional of the Year in 1991 and has served as a district officer with the USPTA Midwest Division. He earned national community service awards from the United States Tennis Association in 1990 and Intercollegiate Tennis Association in 1999. In 2002, he was named an USTA All-American Coach for tennis programming in Terre Haute and Indiana.
Before becoming Rose-Hulman’s coach, Hopkins spent 17 seasons as the boy’s tennis coach and nine years as girl’s tennis coach at Terre Haute South High School. He guided the boy’s teams to the final four stage of the Indiana High School Athletic Association state tournament in 1980 and 1983, while the 1980 girl’s team finished second in the state tournament. He was named Indiana High School Coach of the Year in 1992.