Al Hoffman
Al Hoffman

Head tennis coach at Roseburg High School for 25 years: 1949-1973.

Overall record: 363 wins and 42 losses. (this includes 24 wins and 20 losses to college competition)

Overall high school record was 339 wins and 22 losses.

His teams won 21 of 25 district championships in the Midwestern and Southern Oregon Conferences.

In the period from 1949 to 1955 his teams won 71 consecutive dual meets against high school competition. At that point this was believed to be a national record, but later proved not to be.

In the period from 1965 to 1971 his teams won 95 consecutive dual meets against high school competition, one of longest win streaks in the nation.

From 1960 to 1973 his teams won 10 of 13 State team championships.

From 1960 to 1973 he produced 5 State Singles Champions.

During the same period he had 10 State Doubles Champions.

Note: In 1977 Al flew back to Hampton Institute in Virginia and was named the National Tennis Coach of The Year by the National Coaches Association.

Document Source:  Dave Ingham – Roseburg News Review

Prominent Players Coached by Al Hoffman:

  • Bill Benson
  • Brian Booth
  • Mike Brundage
  • Don Carter
  • Doug Donaca
  • Brad Forrest
  • Tom Gardiner
  • Randy Garrison
  • Brian Green
  • Doug Green
  • Ron Groves
  • Steve Hall
  • Wayne Henninger
  • Tom Hill
  • Dick Jacobson
  • Don Lowe
  • Bob McKee
  • Roger McKee
  • Brian Phillips
  • Jim Sevall
  • Rod Smith
  • Dick Stovall
  • Jim Wilson
  • Rich Wilson