BALTIMORE - John Hoffman, a sports medicine professional with more than 14 years of service at the NCAA Division I level, has been named Loyola University Maryland’s assistant athletic director and director of sports performance, the school announced today.
Hoffman, who will begin his tenure at Loyola on July 1, comes to the Evergreen campus from fellow Catholic institution Mount St. Mary’s where he served as the head athletic trainer since 2013.
“The health and well-being of our student-athletes are our highest priorities, and John shares these values,” said Jim Paquette, Loyola’s assistant vice president and director of athletics. “We are looking forward to welcoming him to the Loyola staff.”
At the Emmitsburg, Maryland, school, Hoffman led a reorganization and development of a sports medicine staff that helped improve the health, performance and well-being of Mountaineers student-athletes.
“John brings a wide and diverse background to this position, and we are pleased he will be leading our sports performance staff,” said Bill Wnek, an associate athletic director at Loyola. “His knowledge of sports medicine and care for student-athletes have been demonstrated throughout his career, and he will be an asset to our department.”
Hoffman was the primary athletic trainer to Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball and lacrosse teams while also coordinating Mount St. Mary’s NCAA drug testing and provided NCAA banned-substance education. He assisted the school’s strength and conditioning staff and also supervised all concussion management protocol.
Prior to joining the Northeast Conference school, Hoffman was an assistant athletic trainer at Virginia Military Institute for 10 years, starting in 2003. Hoffman covered six seasons of men’s basketball and nine years of Football Championship Series-level football at the Lexington, Virginia, school.
A native of Wisconsin, Hoffman earned his Bachelor of Science in physical education and athletic training at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in May 1993, and he received a Master’s of Education in physical education and athletic training from the University of Virginia four years later.
He worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at VMI for a year prior to earning his Master’s degree, and he then returned to his home state as a staff athletic trainer at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Hoffman started his professional career as an athletic trainer at the Physical Assessment and Rehabilitation Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Hoffman is a certified athletic trainer at the national and State of Maryland level, and he is also a certified CPR instructor from the American Red Cross. He also has held a certificate as a NSCA strength and conditioning specialist.