Sandy Hoffman
Sandy Hoffman
Title: Head Women's Volleyball Coach/Asst. Athletics Director
Phone: 781-891-2780
Email: shoffman@bentley.edu

Sandy Hoffman, the winningest active New England Division II women’s volleyball coach and a 2014 selection for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, is in her 33rd year as Bentley’s head coach. She'll enter the 2014 season with 758 career victories, fourth most all-time in Division II women's volleyball history. 

The 2013 season saw Hoffman earn her 750th career win Sept. 29 with a 3-1 victory over St. Michael’s and earn Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year honors, an award that now carries her name, for the eighth time. The Falcons finished 17-10 overall and tied for second place in the NE-10, improvements of seven-and-a-half games and eight places over 2012.

Career win number 700 came Nov. 13, 2009 against Le Moyne in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 playoffs.  She reached the 500-win milestone during the 2001 season, becoming only the second New England coach to reach the plateau, and notched career win number 600 Oct. 22, 2005 against Saint Rose. 

Amongst active Division II coaches, her career winning percentage of .674 (758-366) is tenth best amongst coaches with at least 15 years experience.

Under Hoffman’s tutelage, the Bentley program has consistently ranked amongst the Northeast-10 elite. Her team has won the regular season conference title outright nine times (1986-90, 1996, 2001-02 and 2005) and was co-champs in 1992 and 1995. In addition, under her guidance, Bentley has captured the Northeast-10 playoff championship nine times and been in the NCAA Division II tournament 11 times (1993, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2002 and annually from 2004-09).  In November 2005, Bentley reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in the program's history. Northeast-10 Coach of the Year awards came annually from 1985-89 as well as in 2001, 2005 and 2013.

Only five times has a Hoffman-coached team failed to finish in the top three of the Northeast-10, and there have been 28 winning records in the last 31 seasons.

Hoffman has been a Bentley assistant athletics director since 1990. During that time, her responsibilities have involved her in virtually every aspect of the athletic department’s operations.

Initially, she was responsible for physical education, recreation, compliance and student services, including the academic tutoring of athletes. More recently, her duties included facility and intercollegiate scheduling, and monitoring financial aid.

Since a realignment of the athletic department in 2000, Hoffman has been responsible for the fiscal affairs of the Bentley athletic program, as well as financial aid.

Prior to being named an assistant athletic director more than 20 years ago, she served as Recreation Director and the athletic department’s Coordinator of Academic Support Services.

Hoffman, 56, is a former member of the NCAA Division II Volleyball Committee.

The Hoffman Record

  All Games Northeast-10  
Year W L  PCT  W L PCT Finish Postseason
1982 3 19 .128          
1983 19 12 .613          
1984 23 13 .639          
1985 24 5 .828         NE-10 Champs
1986 40 7 .851 5 0 1.000 1st NE-10 Champs. ECAC Tr.
1987 37 3 .925 8 0 1.000 1st ECAC Tourney
1988 45 3 .938 8 0 1.000 1st NE-10 Champs
1989 35 7 .833 8 0 1.000 1st NE-10 Champs
1990 27 13 .675 7 1 .875 1st  
1991 22 16 .579 6 2 .750 2nd NE-10 Champs
1992 23 11 .676 7 1 .875 t-1st  
1993 27 14 .659 7 2 .778 t-3rd NCAA Regional
1994 19 13 .594 8 1 .889 2nd  
1995 27 12 .692 7 1 .875 t-1st NE-10 Champs, NCAA Reg.
1996 27 13 .675 8 1 .889 1st  
1997 18 16 .529 6 4 .600 t-4th  
1998 27 8 .771 8 1 .889 2nd NCAA Regional
1999 16 17 .485 7 2 .778 t-2nd  
2000 16 13 .552 10 4 .714 t-4th  
2001 30 8 .789 14 0 1.000 1st NE-10 Champs, NCAA Reg.
2002 33 7 .825 14 0 1.000 1st NE-10 Champs, NCAA Reg.
2003 21 11 .656 11 3 .783 3rd  
2004 23 13 .656 12 2 .857 t-2nd NCAA Regional 
2005 29 8 .784 14 0 1.000 1st NE-10 Champs, NCAA Reg.
2006 27 11 .711 13 1 .929 2nd NE-10 Playoff Champs, NCAA Reg.
2007 24 10 .706 13 1 .929 2nd NCAA Regional
2008 21 12 .636 12 2 .857 3rd NCAA Regional
2009 18 13 .581 11 4 .733 t-3rd NCAA Regional
2010 17 14 .548 10 5 .667 6th  
2011 12 15 .444 7 8 .467 t-9th  
2012 11 19 .367 6 9 .400 t-10th  
2013 17 10 .630 11 3 .786 t-2nd  
Totals 758 366 .674 258 58 .816    

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