Allen Hopkins is a leader in mental conditioning and mindset training as well as Effective Communication and Media Training/Public Relations.
His lists of clients includes; Florida State University football, Texas A&M University, University of Michigan football, University of Alabama football, EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance Incorporated), University of Massachusetts athletics, Golden State Athletic Conference, Cal-South Soccer, Nike, KWIKGOAL, and Starwood Hotels. Allen is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Westmont College.
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Allen works in the areas of effective communication, media training and interviewing skills. He also specializes in organizational health and professional leadership development.
Allen is a consultant for EXOS (formerly known as Athlete's Performance Incorporated), college football BCS National Champions Florida State University, Texas A&M University athletics, U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer.
Allen is a member of the Westmont college Board of Trustees and a professor within the communications department.
Allen also currently serves in the role of adviser to Jürgen Klinsmann. Allen has been part of the most successful staff in U.S. Soccer history. Since joining the staff, the U.S. Menʼs National Team has set the following records:
Most wins in a calendar year (2013) – 16
Longest winning streak (2013) – 12
Highest winning percentage
Most goals - 51
Highest goal differential - +28
Most consecutive home wins – 12
First-ever away wins in Italy and Mexico
2013 CONCACF Gold Cup Champions
2014 World Cup Qualifying Hexagonal Winners
Prior to his current roles, Allen has enjoyed a 17-year broadcast career, serving most recently as an on-air talent for NBCSports, ESPN & FOX Sports. Allen was behind the microphone for the 2012 London Summer Olympics on NBC, receiving rave reviews for his work. Allen also spent 6+ years at ESPN as a play-by-play broadcaster, insider/analyst as well as sideline reporter for college basketball.
During his time at ESPN, Hopkins emerged as one of the top sideline reporters and play-by-play announcers for ESPN’s award winning NCAA college basketball coverage. He has covered and interviewed coaches with over a combined 8000+ wins and 20 NCAA National Titles. His reporting helped earn his first television award for a GMA (Global Media Awards for College Sports) in the Best Live Game or Event: Production Media or Production Company category for the ESPN coverage of the amazing 2009 Big East Championship 6 overtime Quarter-Final game, Syracuse vs. Connecticut.
One of America’s premier soccer personalities, Allen spent ten seasons (1998-2005 & 2010-2012) as a play-by play broadcaster & analyst for FOX Sports, and was either the play-by-play voice or lead analyst for every league and/or competition FOX Soccer
Channel broadcasted during that period. He has called over 3,000 games from the best leagues in the world, including the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, the Brazilian Championship, French Ligue 1, MLS, UEFA Cup and more.
Hopkins also spent four seasons as the lead analyst and pre-game co-host for the Los Angeles Galaxy. During his tenure with the Galaxy, Major League Soccer’s most high-profile club, the club won the 2005 MLS Cup and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. During his four seasons, he was a key factor in helping the Galaxy achieve the highest television ratings in the club’s history, besting local MLB and NHL broadcasts. In 2006, the L.A Daily News named Hopkins one of the top sports broadcasters in Los Angeles.
Hopkins enjoyed a highly successful collegiate soccer career at Westmont College in Santa Barbara – the NAIA’s all-time most successful men’s program. Allen continued his playing career as a professional in both the 3rd (USISL) and 2nd Divisions (A- League) domestically. Allen has also coached college soccer at both the NCAA Division I and NAIA level. Allen continues to work at the grassroots level of coaching and was honored as the 2010 Cal South Nike Developmental Soccer Coach of the Year.
Born in Berlin, Germany, Allen has lived all over the United States and calls Aurora, Colorado home. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Kim; daughters; Sydney (12) and Siena (4), and son Santiago (11).