David Hoff, who has served as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team for the last three seasons and led Team USA to back-to-back gold medals at the IPC Para Ice Hockey World Championship, will be making his first appearance as head coach of a U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team.
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.
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.