He replaces Phil Hahn who will reportedly become the new coach at St. Paul’s


Darnell Hopkins, a one-time Baltimore prep boys’ basketball standout at now shuttered Towson Catholic High and a college star at Murray State, has been named the new basketball coach at Archbishop Curley.

Hopkins served as an assistant to Phil Hahn at Curley for the last two seasons and according to a source, Hahn will soon be named the new basketball coach at St. Paul’s School, replacing Seth Goldberg. Goldberg departed in June to become athletic director and basketball coach at John Carroll School.

Hopkins, after playing with local legend Carmelo Anthony at TC, started for two seasons at Murray State and played in the 2006 NCAA Tournament with the Racers, after helping the team win the Ohio Valley Conference championship. His coaching resume also includes a stint under eventual Baltimore Catholic League Hall of Fame coach Mike Daniel at Baltimore City College, whom he played for at Towson Catholic.

“We are extremely confident that Coach Hopkins will continue to grow our basketball program and push our student-athletes to new levels,” said Matt Hatton, Curley’s athletic director. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as both a player and a coach to the program.”