David Hoff, who has served as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team since the 2018-19 season, will be returning for his fifth season as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team in 2022-23.
Hoff made his debut with the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team as an assistant coach in the 2016-17 season and took over as head coach in 2018-19. In his debut season as bench boss, Hoff coached Team USA to a 10-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record, including an undefeated 4-1-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) mark at the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic. He added a second world championship gold medal to his resume after guiding Team USA to a top-of-the-podium finish at the 2021 IPC Para Ice Hockey World Championship in Ostrava, its record fifth gold medal in world championship history. In his first-ever Paralympics in 2022, Hoff led team USA to a Paralympic gold medal in Beijing with a perfect 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record for the tournament.
Hoff has previously been part of the coaching staff of a U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, serving as an assistant to Guy Gosselin at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games where the U.S. captured an unprecedented third-straight Paralympic gold medal in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Hoff’s engagement with USA Hockey stems beyond his responsibilities with the U.S. National Sled Team program. For over a decade, he has also been dedicated to USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program, serving as the Northern Plains District Coach-In-Chief. A lifelong educator, Hoff served as athletic director, mathematics teacher and head coach for the boys' ice hockey team at Bottineau (N.D.) High School before retiring in 2019.