Bob Hoffman

Bob Hoffman (born July 18, 1957)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Central Oklahoma Bronchos
Current conference: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA)
Oklahoma Baptist record^: 242-79 (.754)
Texas-Pan American record: 68-77 (.469)
Mercer record: 209-165 (.559)
Central Oklahoma record^: 48-36 (.571)
Overall record^: 567-357 (.614)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2014)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2013)
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2015, 2018)
  • CIT Championships:  1  (2012)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2012, 2016)
  • MIAA (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  1  (2022)
  • Atlantic Sun Regular Season Champion:  2  (2013, 2014)
  • MIAA (Div II) Tournament Champion:  0
  • Atlantic Sun Tournament Champion:  1  (2014)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  7  (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2022)
  • NAIA Tournament Final Four:  3  (1993, 1994, 1997)

Awards:

  • Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year:  2  (2013, 2014)
  • MIAA (Div II) Coach of the Year:  1  (2022)
  • SAC (NAIA) Coach of the Year:  3  (1993, 1996, 1997)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Central Oklahoma
2008-2019 Mercer
2007-2008 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2006-2007 Arkansas Aeros
2004-2006 Oklahoma (asst)
1999-2004 Texas-Pan American
1990-1999 Oklahoma Baptist
1987-1990 Southern Nazarene (w)

Bob Hoffman Facts

  • Bob Hoffman
  • Born July 18, 1957
  • Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Alma Mater: Oklahoma Baptist University (BA, 1979)
  • Started his coaching career at Piedmont HS (OK), leading the boy’s basketball team for four seasons
  • First collegiate coaching role was a stint as women’s coach at Southern Nazarene, going 88-16 over three seasons
    • Won the 1989 NAIA Women’s National Championship with the Crimson Storm
  • Spent nine years as the head coach at alma mater, Oklahoma Baptist (then NAIA), going 242-79 overall during that tenure
    • Led the Bison to six NAIA Tournaments, three Final Fours and finished as Tournament runner-up twice (1993 & 1997)
  • Joined the Division I ranks in 1999 as head coach of the Texas-Pan American Broncs (now known as the UTRGV Vaqueros)
  • Spent two seasons as an assistant on Kelvin Sampson‘s staff at Oklahoma
    • Was part of the NCAA investigation surrounding Sampson but was cleared of any wrongdoing
    • Spent next two seasons out of college basketball, coaching in the ABA and NBA D-League instead
  • Returned to college in 2008 as the head coach at Mercer
    • Won the CIT title in 2012, following that with two straight Atlantic Sun regular season titles and a Tournament title in 2014
      • Mercer earned a berth in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, seeded at #14 and matched up with #3 Duke in the first round; the Bears pulled off the upset and defeated the Blue Devils 78-71
    • The program joined the SoCon prior to the 2014-15 season, going to one CBI and one CIT in the years following
    • Hoffman was fired in March 2019 after an 11-19 campaign, the fourth losing season of his eleven-year tenure
  • In July 2019, Hoffman was announced as the new head coach at D-II Central Oklahoma of the MIAA
    • Went 24-7 in his third season, winning the MIAA title and leading the Bronchos to the D-II NCAA Tournament
  • Along with his wife, Kelli, has one son

Bob Hoffman Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes men’s basketball head coaching positions at both the NAIA and NCAA Division I levels