University of Dallas

University of Dallas Athletics
1845 East Northgate Drive Irving, TX 75062
Division 3 Texas South
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David Hoffmann

David Hoffmann joined the University of Dallas in 2003 and completed his 17th season as the head coach. During his tenure, Hoffmann has led the Crusaders to a 154-130-22 record. Hoffmann ranks atop the program for all-time victories and winning percentage (.539).

In 2019, Hoffmann led the men's soccer team to a 5-11-1 record, with a 3-5-1 mark in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) play. UD faced a tough non-conference schedule to begin the season. UD did pick up key wins down the stretch and was tabbed the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament. Three UD players were named to the All-SCAC team for the season. Four Crusaders were also named USCAA All-Americans, and one athelte was selected to the USCAA All-Academic Team.

Hoffmann led the program to an 8-8 overall record in 2018, while posting a 7-6 mark in SCAC play. In a difficult conference, Dallas was selected as the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament. Three different players were named to All-SCAC accolades on the season. Four Crusaders were named USCAA All-Americans, while one athlete was selected to the USCAA All-Academic Team.

Hoffmann guided the program to its best season in the SCAC with a 10-2-2 mark and second place finish in the regular season in 2017. The Crusaders won earned a first-round bye and advanced to the Championship Game after defeating Southwestern University in the semifinals for their first SCAC Tournament victory. Hoffmann received recognition from his coaching peers in the league by being named SCAC Coach-of-the-Year.

Hoffmann was recently nominated to the NCAA Division III men's soccer committee and as such will be the chair of the west region advisory committee.

Hoffmann was selected Coach-of-the-Year by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) after the 2006 and 2008 seasons. 2007 saw the Crusaders crowned AD3I Champions amidst a 17-1-1 campaign. In 2008, Hoffmann led the team to a 16-4-1 overall record, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship and the program's first appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA) Tournament. 2009 produced a second consecutive conference finals where the team lost in overtime.

He holds school coaching records at the University of Dallas for winning-percentage in a season (.921; 2007 season 17-1-1), wins in a season (17), wins in a career and winning percentage for a career - both of the latter mentioned above. Additional noteworthy teams records under Hoffmann's tenure include 33 consecutive home games without a loss (2005-2008), most consecutive games without a loss (12), most consecutive wins (10), most goals in a season (84) most assists in a season (73), and most shutouts in a season (10). University of Dallas teams have been ranked by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the NCAA in 2006, 2007, and 2008 with Hoffmann at the helm.

Hoffmann-coached players have produced a multitude of awards, including the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-American, NCAA All-Region Team, All-Team selections, Most Valuable Player, and All-Academic awards from the SCAC, NEAC, AD3I, United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), American Southwest Conference (ASC), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and NCAA organizations.

Before coming to University of Dallas, Hoffmann held the position as head coach at Schreiner University for four seasons, where his men's team qualified for the NAIA National tournament, advancing to the Sectional finals all four occasions.

Hoffmann holds a NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Diploma with Distinction, USSF "Y" National Youth License, and FA Soccer Psychology Certification. He has served on the NCAA Regional Selection Committee, NCAA National Leadership Conference, has lectured at the NISOA National referee Assignors convention, and been published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In the past Hoffmann has held the role of Director of the Highlanders Soccer Club and Strikers Soccer Club, he has worked with NTX ODP, and currently works with 99 boys in the Andromeda Soccer Club.

Hoffmann grew up in Colleyville and played for N.E.T Longhorns and Fort Worth United. While playing at Grapevine High School, he won a State Championship in 1990. He was a four-year starter and senior captain at St. Mary's University. Playing honors include North Texas State Pool All-Region, State All-Star, and team MVP.

He resides in Highland Village with his wife Tricia, daughter Trinity, and sons Beckett and Keane.

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