Veteran teacher, coach to guide Viking JV softball

Lisa Gauthier has been hired as the new Hopkins junior varsity softball coach for the 2023 season, assisting varsity coach Amy Bishop Funk.

Gauthier, who is not new to the program, was jayvee softball coach from 2007-2009 and 2017-2019, and said she is excited to be back.

Gauthier is in her 17th year teaching at Hopkins Public Schools at Sycamore Elementary in the fifth grade. She is also the assistant JV boys’ basketball coach for Hopkins.

When she isn’t teaching or coaching, she spends much time with her family.  She has 3 sons who also attend Hopkins, Merek, eighth grade, Jensen sixth grade, and Hayes, preschool.

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