Springfield, Mass. - March 15, 2019 - Springfield College is proud to announce that Sandra P. Hoffman '80 is one of the six individuals who will be inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 13th.
Regarded as one of the best volleyball coaches in the history of the sport, Hoffman got her start at Springfield College as a member of the women's volleyball program. Guiding Springfield to the 1976 MAIAW Championship, Hoffman helped Springfield own a 90-33-4 record during her time on campus. She then transitioned to the sidelines where she had a historic career as the head coach of the Bentley University women's volleyball program from 1982-2013. Hoffman owned a record of 758-366, which ranks as the seventh-most victories in NCAA Division II history, and the most wins in the history of New England. She captured nine Northeast-10 Championships and made 11 NCAA Division II Tournament appearance, and was selected as the Northeast-10 Coach of the Year eight times, an award that was later named after her. In recognition for her excellence, she was inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014, as well as the Bentley Athletic Hall of Fame and the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame. An assistant athletics director at Bentley for nearly 25 years, and was involved in nearly every aspect of the department, including physical education, recreation, compliance and student services, facility and intercollegiate scheduling, and monitoring financial aid. Hoffman passed away following a long battle with cancer on August 31, 2015.
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