The latest guest on New England Soccer Journal’s “The Goal” podcast is Bridgton Academy soccer head coach Jim Hopkins.
Hopkins just wrapped up his fourth season at Bridgton and led the team to a record of 15-4-3, just missing the NEPSAC Class A playoffs.
He came to the one-year postgraduate school in Maine after spending three years as associate head soccer coach at his alma mater, the University of Southern Maine, where he was also a three-year captain for the soccer team from 1997-99.
Hopkins joined host Matt Langone to discuss his Bridgton program and how it has been able to find success in recent years. The interview was recorded before the NEPSAC playoff brackets were revealed this past weekend.