Profile: Jay Hoffman is in his second year as the assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team. Prior to joining Tony DiCicco's staff, Hoffman was the head coach for the U.S. Men's Under-20 National Team that competed at the 9th World Youth Championships in Malaysia in July 1997.
Hoffman has been a U.S. Soccer Coaching Coordinator since September 1992, running coaching courses of all levels across the United States. During his tenure with U.S. Soccer, he has also served as the assistant coach for the U-17 (1993) and U-20 (1994) national teams. In 1993, he helped guide the U-17 team to a seventh-place finish in the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Japan.
Hoffman was the head coach at Alderson-Broaddus College from 1973-75 and Fredonia State in Fredonia, N.Y. from 1975-77 and 1990-92. The 1975-76 Fredonia State squad finished fifth in the NAIA National Tournament. After his stint at Fredonia, he became an assistant coach in the North American Soccer League with the Houston Hurricane (1978-80) and the Edmonton Drillers (1980-81), both times serving under former U.S. National Team assistant coach and current Finland National Team assistant coach Timo Liekoski.
He joined Liekoski in the Major Indoor Soccer League in 1981-82, serving as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Rockets. After one season as head coach of the MISL's Buffalo Stallions (1982-83), he returned with Liekoski to the Cleveland Force of the MISL, where he was an assistant from 1983-88. The Force reached the playoffs in each of five seasons that Hoffman was on board.
He was an assistant coach of the 1985 adn 1995 World University Games teams and head coach of the 1986 U.S. "B" Team. He also coached in the New York-West Youth Soccer Association, coaching in the Olympic Development Program and conducting state coaching courses.
Hoffman earned his bachelor's degree (1972) and master's degree (1977) in health and physical education and recreation from East Stroudsburg State University in Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, with their two children, Scott and Samantha.