UAF Hockey names new assistant coach

Several Nanook student-athletes have been recognized on an academic level over the past few weeks. (Jordan Rodenberger/KTVF)
Several Nanook student-athletes have been recognized on an academic level over the past few weeks. (Jordan Rodenberger/KTVF)(Jordan Rodenberger (KTVF))
Published: Oct. 2, 2020 at 4:42 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Alaska Nanooks Hockey team has announced the hiring of Lenny Hofmann. Hofmann will become the second assistant coach on the Nanooks bench, joining the crew of third year head coach, Erik Largen and third year assistant, Joe Howe.

Largen had this to say about Hofmann’s hiring, “Lenny is first and foremost a wonderful guy. He is intelligent, passionate and loyal and will be a huge asset to our players, staff and campus community. He has done a remarkable job of identifying talented and hard-working players in the past and will continue to push our group to develop as people and players on a day-to-day basis. We welcome Lenny to be a part of the Nanook family.”

After graduating from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations in 2004, Hofmann joined the Cardinals coaching staff and assisted in video and pre-game preparations, as well as recruiting and academic advising. After three seasons at his alma mater, he was named the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the College of St. Scholastica. He would maintain that position for two years.

Hofmann spent three seasons as the assistant coach for the Tri-City Storm before becoming the Manager of USHL Player Development. He coordinated USHL combines and directed Central scouting and scouting reports. After one year in player development, Hofmann became the Director of Scouting for the Green Bay Gamblers. From Sept. 2014 to Jan. 2019, he directed all aspects of hockey scouting, monitored player progress, managed USHL Draft Day and managed game reports.

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