Jim Hofher
File:Jim Hofher.jpg
Current position
TitleQuarterbacks coach/Wide Receivers
TeamAtlanta Legends
ConferenceAlliance of American Football
Biographical details
Born (1957-10-12) October 12, 1957 (age 62)
Playing career
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
1 Ivy (1990)

Jim Hofher (born October 12, 1957) is an American football coach and former player. He served as the head football coach at Cornell University from 1990 to 1997 and at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York from 2001 to 2005, compiling an overall career college football record of 53 wins and 84 losses. Hofher is currently the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach of the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football. [1]

Coaching careerEdit

Hofher's coaching career began in 1981 as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Miami of Ohio. Since then he's held offensive assistant coaching positions at Wake Forest, Syracuse, Tennessee, North Carolina and Bowling Green. He was the head coach at Cornell from 1990 to 1997 and at Buffalo from 2001 to 2005. In 1998, Hofher resigned at Cornell to join the staff at North Carolina.[2] Hofher spent one year as quarterbacks coach for at Bowling Green State University in 2008 under head coach Gregg Brandon. He was hired in 2009 by Delaware to serve as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.[3] During the 2011 off-season, Hofher was considered a candidate by Boston College for the offensive coordinator position, but was not hired.[4] After four seasons with the Blue Hens, Hofher was released on November 18, 2012, after the team posted a 5−6 record in 2012.[5] From 2016-2017, he served as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the Iowa State University.[1]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Cornell Big Red (Ivy League) (1990–1997)
1990 Cornell 7–3 6–1 T–1st
1991 Cornell 5–5 4–3 T–3rd
1992 Cornell 7–3 4–3 4th
1993 Cornell 4–6 3–4 T–4th
1994 Cornell 6–4 3–4 T–4th
1995 Cornell 6–4 5–2 T–2nd
1996 Cornell 4–6 4–3 T–3rd
1997 Cornell 6–4 4–3 T–3rd
Cornell: 45–35 33–23
Buffalo Bulls (Mid-American Conference) (2001–2005)
2001 Buffalo 3–8 1–7 T–6th (East)
2002 Buffalo 1–11 0–8 7th (East)
2003 Buffalo 1–11 1–7 T–6th (East)
2004 Buffalo 2–9 2–6 T–5th (East)
2005 Buffalo 1–10 1–7 5th (East)
Buffalo: 8–49 5–35
Total: 53–84
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

Coaching treeEdit

Assistant coaches under Hofner that became NCAA or NFL head coaches:


External linksEdit

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