10 Conference Titles | Eight NCAA Tournament Appearances | Five All-Americans | One Academic All-American | 2015 Final Four | 2014 Elite Eight

Jay Hoffman
Jay Hoffman
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (859) 238-5554
Email: hoffman@centre.edu
Year: 14th year at Centre
Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio
College: Centre College `96

Centre alumnus Jay Hoffman (198-66-23) has been the head coach of Colonels women's soccer since the 2004 season. A 1996 graduate of Centre College, Hoffman has recently led the program to conference, regional and national success.

Highlights of Hoffman’s tenure include seven consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2011-present), six straight Southern Athletic Association titles (2012-present) and a 2015 NCAA Final Four run.

Most recently, the Colonels finished the season 15-4-2 overall and a pristine 7-0 in-conference, marking the program’s fifth SAA regular season title since the league began in 2012. Centre captured its sixth SAA Tournament crown, as well, remaining the only team to ever claim the SAA Tournament Championship.

All told, Centre has 11 of 12 SAA titles between the regular season and tournament.

Hoffman mentored a handful of successful individuals in 2017, including SAA Defensive Player of the Year Jessie Turner. Turner was one of four Colonels to earn United Soccer Coaches All-Region honors, and was one of eight All-SAA selections.

Undoubtedly the best season in program history came in 2015, when the Colonels advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the first time ever while winning a record 21 matches. That remarkable season came on the heels of a NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2014.

A big player during those runs for Hoffman was Destinie Graves, the program’s first-ever two-time First Team All-American (2015 & 2016). Graves, a two-time SAA Offensive Player of the Year, set the single-season goals record with 27 in 2015.

Hoffman himself has garnered several accolades, including conference and regional Coach of the Year honors.

Coach Hoffman lives in Danville, Ky. with his wife Laura and his daughters Kate and Rebecca. As well as being head coach for the Colonels, Coach Hoffman also coordinates the transportation for all of the athletics at Centre.

Year-by-year highlights from Hoffman’s tenure are listed below:

2017 (15-4-2)

- Seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament bid

- SAA Regular Season Champions

- SAA Tournament Champions

- Completed second straight 7-0 SAA slate

- Eight All-SAA selections

- SAA Defender of the Year: Jessie Turner

- Four United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) All-Region selections

 

2016 (19-1-3)

- Sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid

- SAA Regular Season Champions

- SAA Tournament Champions

- Perfect 7-0 SAA slate

- SAA Coach of the Year

- NSCAA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

- 11 All-SAA selections

- SAA Offensive Player of the Year: Destinie Graves

- Four NSCAA All-Region selections

- NSCAA First Team All-American: Destinie Graves

- NSCAA Scholar All-Region: Olivia Alford

- Ranked #18 by NSCAA in final poll 

 

2015 (21-2-1)

- Best finish in program history: NCAA Final Four

- Fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid

- SAA Regular Season Champions

- SAA Tournament Champions

- Nine All-SAA selections

- SAA Offensive Player of the Year: Destinie Graves

- SAA Defensive Player of the Year: Tori Dillard

- Four NSCAA All-Region selections

- NSCAA and D3soccer.com All-Americans: Destinie Graves and Tori Dillard

- Centre Athletics Female Student-Athlete of the Year: Alex Combs

- Ranked #4 by NSCAA in final poll (highest ever finish)

 

2014 (16-6-3)

- Fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid

- NCAA Elite Eight

- SAA Tournament Champions

- 10 All-SAA selections

- SAA Newcomer of the Year: Destinie Graves

- SAA Defensive Player of the Year: Tori Dillard

- One NSCAA All-Region selection

- Named Head Coach of USA D3 Soccer Select team on Brazil tour

 - Ranked #15 by NSCAA in final poll

 

2013 (16-5-2)

- Third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid

- SAA Regular Season Champions

- SAA Tournament Champions

- Three NSCAA All-Region selections

- Nine All-SAA selections

- Two NSCAA Scholar All-Region selections

 

2012 (20-2)

- Second consecutive NCAA Tournament bid

- SAA Regular Season Champions (conference’s inaugural season)

- SAA Tournament Champions

- SAA Coach of the Year

- 11 All-SAA selections

- SAA Defensive Player of the Year: Amy Hebbeler

- SAA Newcomer of the Year: Alex Combs

- Five NSCAA All-Region selections

- Two D3soccer.com All-Americans: Rachel Brannen and Amy Hebbeler

- NSCAA Second Team All-American: Rachel Brannen

- NSCAA Scholar All-American: Rachel Brannen

- NSCAA College Team Academic Award

- Centre Athletics Female Student-Athlete of the Year: Rachel Brannen

 

2011 (14-5-3)

- NCAA Tournament bid

- First-ever NCAA Tournament victory

- SCAC Tournament Runners-Up

- Eight All-SCAC selections

- SCAC Defensive Player of the Year: Amy Hebbeler

- Two NSCAA All-Region selections

- Two NSCAA Scholar All-Region selections

- Ranked #24 by NSCAA in final poll

 

2010 (15-4)

- SCAC Regular Season Runners-Up

- Five All-SCAC selections

- Two NSCAA All-Region selections

- Ranked #14 by NSCAA

 

2009 (12-4-4)

- SCAC Third Place regular season finish

- Six All-SCAC selections

- Two NSCAA All-Region selections

- CoSIDA Academic All-District selection: Rosie McAuley

 

2008 (12-6-2)

- SCAC Second Place regular season finish

- First-ever NCAA Tournament appearance

- Seven All-SCAC selections

- SCAC Player of the Year: Allison Terry

- NSCAA Second Team All-American: Erin Menard

- NSCAA Scholar All-American: Erin Menard

- Two NSCAA All-Region selections

- CoSIDA Academic All-America selection: Kate Anderson

- Two CoSIDA Academic All-District selections

 

2007 (11-6-1)

- SCAC Fourth Place regular season finish

- Four All-SCAC selections

- SCAC Defensive Player of the Year: Kate Anderson

- NSCAA Scholar All-Region: Erin Menard

- Two D3Kicks.com All-Region selections

- CoSIDA Academic All-District selection: Kate Anderson

 

2006 (14-5)

- SCAC Third Place regular season finish

- Four All-SCAC selections

- Two All-Region selections

 

2005 (10-8)   

- SCAC Seventh Place regular season finish

- Three All-SCAC selections

- One All-Region selection: Erin Menard

 

2004 (3-8-3)

- SCAC Seventh Place regular season finish

- Three All-SCAC selections