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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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