Former RIT Coach Hoffberg Joins BGSU

Bowling Green coach Buddy Powers announced Tuesday that Eric Hoffberg, former head coach at RIT, has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Falcon hockey program.

Hoffberg’s move reunites him with Powers, under whom he served as an assistant coach when Powers was head man at RIT. Ironically, Hoffberg replaces Wayne Wilson, who left to accept the vacant head coaching job at RIT.

Hoffberg compiled a 188-88-22 record in 10 years with the Tigers, including six trips to the NCAA tournament, the NCAA finals in 1996 and semifinals in 1999. He guided the Tigers to three ECAC titles, nine ECAC tournament appearances as well as coaching 11 All-Americans and 27 ECAC all-league honorees; served on the NCAA Division III championship committee the last seven years; and served as the national chair in his final year on the committee.

The native of Rochester, N.Y., graduated from Elmira (N.Y.) in 1986 with a double major in marketing and English. Hoffberg served as team captain his senior year, leading the Soaring Eagles into the NCAA tournament.

He was the assistant coach at Elmira during the 1986-87 campaign, then took the same position at RIT under Bruce Delventhal before serving as Powers’ assistant for the Tigers during the 1988-89 season.