Todd Hoffner

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Todd Hoffner
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Minnesota State
Conference NSIC
Record131–33
Biographical details
Born (1966-06-17) June 17, 1966 (age 57)
Playing career
c.1988 Valley City State
Position(s) Cornerback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1998 Wisconsin–Stevens Point (assistant)
1999–2005 Wisconsin–Eau Claire
2006–2007 South Dakota (OC)
2008–2011 Minnesota State
2014–presentMinnesota State
Head coaching record
Overall173–61
Bowls1–0
Tournaments11–9 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 WIAC (2001)
7 NSIC (2011, 2014–2015, 2017–2019, 2022)
9 NSIC South Division (2008–2009, 2011, 2014–2015, 2017–2019, 2022)
Awards
NCIS Coach of the Year (2009)

Todd Hoffner (born June 17, 1966) is an American college football coach and former player. He is the head football coach for Minnesota State University, Mankato, a position he held from 2008 to 2011 and resumed in 2014. Hoffner was the head football coach at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire from 1999 to 2005. He was an assistant football coach at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point from 1991 to 1998 and served as the offensive coordinator at the University of South Dakota from 2006 to 2007. Hoffner played college football and ran track at Valley City State University, from which he graduated in 1989. He is a native of Esmond, North Dakota.

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Coaching career

In August 2012 Hoffner was charged by local authorities after a staff member at Minnesota State discovered videos of his naked children on a cell phone that was issued to Hoffner by the university. Hoffner was removed from his position as head football coach and placed on administrative leave. The charges were dismissed in December 2012. The judge who dismissed the charges ruled that the videos of the children amounted to nothing more than them acting silly after a bath. [1] Hoffner was later fired by Minnesota State. In January 2014, he was hired by Minot State University to serve as their head football coach. [2] In April 2014, Hoffner was reinstated in his position at Minnesota State after an arbitrator ruled in his favor. [3] Minnesota State destroyed notes from its controversial investigation of Hoffner, and the Minnesota legislative auditor’s office meanwhile said it was “surprised” that the school’s investigator, an affirmative action officer, “destroyed her contemporaneous interview notes” when she conducted an investigation for Richard Davenport, the college's president. [4] [5] The school's investigator conducted flawed interviews in which questioning was not recorded or conducted under oath. [6] [7]

Hoffner received Division II Region 5 Coach of the Year honors in December 2014 from the American Football Coaches Association. [8] Under Hoffner's guidance in 2014, the Minnesota State University Mavericks won their second consecutive NSIC Championship. [9]

Head coaching record

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs AFCA#D2°
Wisconsin–Eau Claire Blugolds (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)(1999–2005)
1999 Wisconsin–Eau Claire2–82–5T–6th
2000 Wisconsin–Eau Claire6–44–34th
2001 Wisconsin–Eau Claire8–25–2T–1st
2002 Wisconsin–Eau Claire8–25–22nd
2003 Wisconsin–Eau Claire5–54–3T–4th
2004 Wisconsin–Eau Claire7–34–3T–2nd
2005 Wisconsin–Eau Claire6–45–22nd
Wisconsin–Eau:42–2829–20
Minnesota State Mavericks (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)(2008–2011)
2008 Minnesota State9–39–1 / 5–12nd / T–1st (South)L NCAA Division II First Round 23
2009 Minnesota State10–29–1 / 6–02nd / T–1st (South)L NCAA Division II First Round 12
2010 Minnesota State6–55–5 / 3–3T–7th / 4th (South)
2011 Minnesota State9–38–2 / 6–0T–1st / 1st (South)W Mineral Water
Minnesota State Mavericks (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)(2014–present)
2014 Minnesota State14–111–0 / 7–0T–1st / 1st (South)L NCAA Division II Championship 2
2015 Minnesota State10–210–1 / 6–11st / T–1st (South)L NCAA Division II First Round 13
2016 Minnesota State8–38–3 / 5–2T–3rd / T–2nd (South)
2017 Minnesota State13–111–0 / 7–01st / 1st (South)L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal 4
2018 Minnesota State13–111–0 / 7–0T–1st / 1st (South)L NCAA Division II Semifinal 3
2019 Minnesota State14–111–0 / 7–01st / 1st (South)L NCAA Division II Championship 2
2020–21 No team
2021 Minnesota State6–56–5 / 2–48th / 5th (South)
2022 Minnesota State10–39–2 / 5–1T–1st / T–1st (South)L NCAA Division II Second Round 14
2023 Minnesota State9–38–2T–2ndL NCAA Division II First Round 2120
2024 Minnesota State0–00–0
Minnesota State:131–33116–22
Total:173–61
      National championship        Conference title        Conference division title or championship game berth

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