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Steve Hoffman biography

Date of birth : 1958-09-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Camden, New Jersey, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-17
Credited as : Former football player NFL, special teams coach for the Kansas Chiefs, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Steve Hoffman born September 8, 1958 in Camden, New Jersey is an American football special teams coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He has nearly two decades of NFL coaching experience.

Steve's Career

Steve Hoffman enters his second season as Kansas City’s special teams coach in 2010. Beginning his 21st season as an NFL coach, he owns a well-deserved reputation for rapidly developing young specialists into top-tier performers. Hoffman owns three Super Bowl rings as an assistant with Dallas.

Kansas City’s special teams unit showed dramatic improvement under Hoffman’s guidance last season. The Chiefs improved to 12th in 2009 from 29th in 2008 in the comprehensive NFL special teams rankings compiled by Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News. In fact, only three teams made bigger leaps in those rankings than the Chiefs.

P Dustin Colquitt registered a 40.78-yard net punting average in 2009, the top single-season mark in Chiefs history. Meanwhile, Colquitt’s 41 punts inside the 20 were the third-highest total in NFL history, shattering the previous Chiefs record of 29. K Ryan Succop’s 86.21 FG make percentage tied for the highest mark by a rookie in the NFL since ’70, while he connected on 17 of 17 FGs from inside 40 yards. Succop was named the Mack Lee Award winner, an honor bestowed on Kansas City’s top rookie or first-year player.

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Hoffman spent two seasons with Miami (2007-08) as that club’s assistant special teams coach. Hoffman was key in helping the Dolphins orchestrate one of the finest one-year turnarounds in NFL history as Miami captured the AFC East title with an 11-5 record in 2008. Under his guidance in 2008, Dolphins rookie K Dan Carpenter connected on 21 of 25 FG tries.

In 2007, K Jay Feely established a single-season Dolphins record by connecting on 91.3 percent (21 of 23) of his field goals. Hoffman also tutored rookie P Brandon Fields, who led all NFL rookies with a 43.2-yard gross average that season. Prior to joining the Dolphins, Hoffman served as assistant special teams coach with Atlanta (2006).

Hoffman enjoyed a 16-year tenure with Dallas (’89-04) as that club’s kicking coach. In addition to his duties with the specialists, he spent seven seasons as the club’s offensive/defensive quality control coach (’89-95). He coached the club’s kickers and served as offensive quality control coach (’96-99) before finishing his tenure with Dallas as kicking coach/defensive quality control coach (2000-04). During his tenure in Dallas, Hoffman’s specialists established 15 separate club records. Special teams played a vital role in the Cowboys success during the ’90s as Dallas claimed wins in Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX.

Hoffman instructed the kickers and punters at the University of Miami (’85-88). With the Hurricanes, he mentored P Jeff Feagles, who has punted more times (1,649) for more yards (68,607) than any player in NFL history. In 2008, he earned a Pro Bowl berth with the N.Y. Giants in his 21st NFL campaign.

During a one-year coaching hiatus in 2005, Hoffman spent time with his own kicking and punting tutorial business and performed consulting work for various NFL clubs. He has served as an instructor at the highly-regarded Ray Pelfrey Kicking Camps.

The Camden, New Jersey native played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and handled both the kicking and punting duties at Dickinson College (PA). He spent one year punting for the USFL’s Washington Federals (’83) and attended NFL training camps with Washington (’81, ’83), Seattle (’84) and New Orleans (’85).

Education: Dickinson College (B.A. ’80); St. Thomas University (M.S.). Born: Camden, New Jersey. Family: Wife - Aline; Children - Micaela and Luca.

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