ormer Virginia Tech wrestler and NCAA All-American David Hoffman returned to his alma to join the Hokie wrestling staff and is in his fourth year at Tech after six successful seasons at Bucknell University. Hoffman helps coach the lower weights, assists in recruiting and helps with other various duties with the staff.
In his three seasons in Tech’s corner, he has helped lead the program to three of top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, two ACC team titles, an ACC dual meet title and has coached nine wrestlers to All-America honors. In his three seasons at Tech, he has directly worked with All-Americans Devin Carter (twice at 141), Joey Dance (125), Nick Brascetta (149 and 157), Jarrod Garnett (125) and Zach Neibert (141).
Hoffman coached six seasons with the Bison, including five as Dan Wirnsberger’s top assistant, before returning to Blacksburg. Hoffman earned the promotion after he spent his first season with the Orange and Blue coaching the varsity lightweights and helping guide 133-pounder David Marble to an appearance at the NCAA Championships in 2007. His work with Marble and the other lightweights continued and Marble earned his fourth consecutive NCAA Championship berth in 2010. Additionally, 149-pound 2010 graduate Kevin LeValley was a three-time NCAA qualifier and a two-time All-American who broke several school records.
Hoffman, a Spring City, Pennsylvania, native, graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a degree in health and physical education and was a four-time NCAA Championship qualifier on the mat. In 2006 as a senior, Hoffman picked up a dramatic, last-second win over fifth-seeded Josh Churella of Michigan with a takedown at the buzzer to earn All-America honors as a senior en route to an eighth-place finish at 141 pounds. During his career with the Hokies, Hoffman compiled a record of 116-32, including 19 major decisions, five technical falls and 38 pins. He also earned Freshman All-America honors from Amateur Wrestling News in 2002 and was a three-time captain of the Hokies’ squad.
At The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Hoffman was a five-time prep All-American, two-time prep national champion and one of only two wrestlers in school history to achieve All-America status five times. He posted a record of 195-17 in his prep school career.
Hoffman and his wife, Lisa, live in Blacksburg. They welcomed their first child, Madelyn Rose, into the world in November of 2014.