Johnson High athletic coordinator hired

Several months after hiring Johnson High’s first principal, Hays CISD has named the school’s inaugural athletic coordinator.

Steve Hoffman, who is the current head football coach at Coriscana High and assistant athletic director for Corsicana ISD near Waco, was selected as Johnson High’s first athletic coordinator, according to a press release.

Hoffman was selected after an “extensive” interview process. More than 100 applicants threw their hats into the ring for the job. Tim Savoy, Hays CISD chief communications officer, said Superintendent Eric Wright made the decision to hire Hoffman on a teacher’s contract.

“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.”

In 2018, Hoffman was named the District 8-5A Coach of the Year. During his tenure at Corsicana, Hoffman led that program to multiple winning seasons, championships and awards.

Hoffman began his career in Cleburne as a teacher and coach in 1998. According to the release, Hoffman worked as a coach for Marion High and Schertz Clemens High before tackling the head football coach position at Del Rio High in 2007.

During his tenure in Del Rio, Hoffman led the Rams to multiple district and area championships, as well as five straight trips to the postseason.

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.

“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,” said Johnson High Principal Brett Miksch in a statement.

According to the district, Hoffman also has a passion for all sports and students, no matter the ability. While working at Schertz-Cibolo ISD, Hoffman organized a district-wide Special Olympics program.

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.

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