Alcorn State head coach Jay Hopson is expected to be named the next coach at Southern Mississippi, according to a report.
The Hattiesburg American reported late Saturday that Hopson, who led Alcorn State to back-to-back SWAC championships in 2014 and 2015, will replace Todd Monken.
Hopson was a defensive assistant at Southern Mississippi from 2001-2003 and then 2005-2007.
In 2012, Hopson was hired by Alcorn State making him the first white head football coach in SWAC history.
Hopson complied a 32-17 record, two conference championships, Celebration Bowl appearance and a SBN Black National Championship over four seasons.
In 2014, Hopson signed a three-year contract extension with Alcorn State.
This past offseason,Hopson had reportedly drawn interest from Louisiana Monroe and Mississippi State.
Alcorn State assistant Fred McNair will be named interim head coach.