After an extensive interview process with around 100 applicants, Hays Consolidated Independent School District (HCISD) Superintendent Eric Wright has announced the selection of the first athletic coordinator and head football coach for Johnson High School.
Steve Hoffman, who is the current head football coach at Corsicana High School and the assistant athletics director for Corsicana ISD, will lead Johnson High School in its first year of operation next August.
“I’m excited to accept this opportunity and I’m looking forward to being a part of the Johnson High School community and family,” Hoffman said. “Together, we are going to build an awesome athletic program with a winning tradition. Get ready–the Johnson Jaguars are here.”
In 2018, Hoffman was named the 2018 District 8-5A Coach of the Year, in addition to leading the Corsicana Tigers to multiple winning seasons, championships and awards.
The new athletic director and head coach began his career in Cleburne, Texas, as a teacher and coach in 1998. According to a statement from HCISD, he worked as a coach for Marion and Samuel Clemens High Schools before tackling the head football coach position in 2007 at Del Rio High School.
During his tenure in Del Rio, Hoffman led the Rams to multiple district and area championships, earning the team a spot in the playoffs for five consecutive years.
According to the statement from the district, in 2012, Hoffman was named the District 29-5A Coach of the Year. In 2013, Hoffman was named head football coach for the Corsicana Tigers.
The Tigers have had four consecutive winning seasons, including district and bi-district champions this year.
“It’s an amazing week for the Johnson Jaguars. On Wednesday, we announced the hiring of our band director and today, we are thrilled to announce Steve Hoffman as our head football coach and athletic coordinator,” said Johnson High School Principal Brett Miksch. “Steve is going to take the Jaguars to great places. His talent and personality are the perfect fit for our school. We are building a foundation of excellence and success and we are off to a great start.”
The district said Hoffman also has a passion for all sports and students, no matter the ability. While working at the Schertz-Cibolo school district, Hoffman organized the district-wide Special Olympics program.
According to the district’s statement, Hoffman earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree from Sul Ross State University.
He has five children and has been married to his wife, Emily, for 25 years. Hoffman begins work in Hays CISD in January.