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Jennifer Hoffman
Jennifer Hoffman

Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Seton Academy


Asst. Coach


Jennifer Hoffman is in her first season as an assistant coach for the University of Louisville after competing for the Cardinals for four years from 2002-2005. Hoffman played professionally in Spain for Alicante in 2006. She also coached at Fordham University.

As a senior in 2005, Hoffman led the Cardinals to the Sweet Sixteen with a record of 31-3. She was an All-American and was honored on the AVCA All-Midwest Region team. She was also a member of the first-team All-Big East and Louisville's adidas Most Valuable Athlete. She was also named to Volleyball Magazine's All-American second team. Hoffman was the NCAA's statistical champion by leading the nation in hitting percentage with .445. She had 336 kills, 197 blocks and 607 attacks.

Hoffman began to gain national attention as a junior when she was ranked as high as number four in the nation in blocking which helped Louisville to a number two overall ranking for blocking in the country. She set a school record with 13 blocks against Virginia that year. She was also second in the conference with a .436 hitting percentage. Hoffman was named to the All-NCAA Midwest Region team and third-team All-C-USA. That summer, she competed on the USA National Training Team during the Montreux Volley Masters Championship in Switzerland.

As a sophomore, Hoffman set a school record with 12 block assists against Memphis and also a career high in kills with 13. Hoffman spent her freshman season gaining experience and perfecting her technique as she came from a primarily basketball background.

A native of Chicago, Hoffman majored in marketing at U of L. She coached at Manual High School and at Union Club. Her Union 15-Elite Team won the JVDA's. She also competed with her sister Kisha, on the CBS' reality show The Amazing Race where they finished fourth.

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