Sarah Hopkins-Chery Camps

Who is Sarah Hopkins-Chery?

Sarah Hopkins-Chery enters her fifth season as the head coach for the University of California, Merced women's basketball team. She begins the 2019-20 campaign with an all-time coaching record of 79-45, 38-12 in California Pacific Conference play.  

Hopkins-Cheryís 79 wins are good for second among any other active head coach in the conference.


A native of Essex, England, Hopkins-Chery brings both playing and coaching experience to UC Merced.  In England, Hopkins-Chery attended Greensward College and attributes much of her stardom in the game of basketball to the Swifts Basketball Club along with Greensward.  While with Swifts and Greensward, both teams were yearly national championship contenders, while she was a player and a coach. 

She first earned international playing experience with the Under 16 and Under 20 England teams and eventually Englandís senior womenís nation team in 2002.

Hopkins-Chery attended and played basketball at Jefferson College where she was an NJCAA Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete in 2005, All-Region Academic Team member in 2005 and a two-time MCCAC Academic All-Conference honoree.  Additionally, the Vikings were conference champions in 2004 and 2005 while she was a part of the program.

After two years at Jefferson she transferred to Park University where she became a standout on the womenís basketball team.  As a player at Park she helped lead a Pirates squad to the programs first-ever appearance in the NAIA National Tournament in 2005-06 after winning a conference title in the Association of Independent Institutions (AII).  Hopkins-Chery was also honored as an AII-Academic All-Conference member and an NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete in 2006 (the first of three times she received this honor).


DateLocationTypeAge LevelPlayer Limit
March 20-22  Merced, CAShooting Camp5th - 12th Closed
June 9-11  Los Banos, CAShooting Ballhandling5th - 12th Closed
June 19-21  Merced, CAEssential Skills4th - 9th Closed
June 30 - July 2  Eugene, ORShooting Camp5th - 12th 45 Players
August 4-6  Sacramento, CAShooting Camp5th - 12th 60 Players
August 4-6  Tacoma, WAElite Youth Scoring4th - 9th Closed