Hope played four years of varsity high school volleyball; as a captain her senior year she led the team to the state finals. Hope also played for D.O.V.E while in high school. She played two years of club volleyball while attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She spent one season as Stanford Middle School's JV volleyball coach. Coach Hope spent four seasons as the head varsity volleyball coach at Person High School. Hope hosted and coached many volleyball clinics and camps over the past several seasons while at Person. She is starting her 13th season coaching with D.O.V.E.