Andrew N. Hopkins
Class of 1940
Inducted: August 2003
Graduate of Wheelersburg Hiqh School. Taught and coached at Wheelersburg Hiqh School during the 1950's. Served as the first manager of Tan land Pool 1959-60. While a student at W.H.S. Andy played football, basketball, baseball and played trumpet in the band. Community Activities and/or Organizations (name of activities, offices held, etc.) Helped organize and build the first Wheelersburg Football Field in the early 1950's. Active in all aspects of the educational program
Extracurricular activities of Wheelersburq Schools and Community 1950-1960.
Helped organize the first Athletic Directors Organization Meals on Wheels for Lexington. Kentucky. Awarded Citizenship Award 1966 by the Civitan Club of Lexington. Kentucky.
Andy was very successful as a football, track, baseball and junior high basketball coach, but his greatest success came in the young men and women who were fortunate to have Coach Hopkins as a teacher and friend. Coach Hopkins never forgot his students after they graduated. He was always checking on his students and athletcs. He spent many hours taking students at his own expense to visit colleges and universities in the tri-state area, trying to motivate us to advance our education.
Andy believes that the most fulfilling event of his career was the building of the football field while he was coaching at Wheelersburg High School. The Wheelersburg Booster Club, consisting of such men as Gene Bennett, Charles Mullins, Harry Matheny, Bob Glass, AI Boyer, Tom and John Decamp, Harold Mullins, Lawson Adkins, Charles Bond, D. Jackson and many others who gave of their money, equipment and hours of volunteer time.
See the attached article that Mr. Hopkins wrote for the Kentucky Athletic Program Supporters Newsletter.