Ryan Hofer has been part of Spartans volleyball in a variety of coaching capacities since 2000 and has been Trinity Western’s women’s team’s head coach since 2006, when he took the reins from his wife, Carol Hofer.
In his 12 years as head coach, Hofer has led the Spartans to nine U SPORTS championship tournaments and has guided TWU to five national medals, including gold in 2015, silver in 2016 and bronze in 2011, 2013 and 2017. He has also coached the Spartans to eight Canada West medals, including gold in 2015 and 2016.
Hofer has guided the Spartans to each of the last seven national championship tournaments and over that span has led his team to a 124-30 regular season record.
Individually, Hofer was recognized as the Canada West and U SPORTS women’s volleyball Coach of the Year in 2010-11.
Hofer also has experience coaching internationally, with Team Canada, as he has been the head coach or the assistant coach at a number of major international women’s events. Most recently, he was the associate head coach with Canada’s women’s team at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Korea.
In 2012, he coached his Spartans team, who was representing Team Canada, at the U23 Pan American Cup. Prior to that, Hofer was an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2009 FISU Games in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2005, he was also named assistant coach of Canada’s Junior National Team and, in 2006, was the head coach of Canada’s Youth National Team.
Before being named head coach of the TWU women’s team, Hofer was an assistant coach for five years and, in 2006, helped the Spartans win a bronze medal at the Canada West Final Four tournament. That year, TWU also made it first appearance at the women’s volleyball national championship. Prior to that, Hofer was the interim head coach for the 2003-04 season, while his wife Carol took maternity leave.
While as an assistant coach with the Spartans, Hofer was also heavily involved in coaching club volleyball and, following the 2004 season, he was named Volleyball Canada’s Male Coach of the Year. That season Hofer went 41-6 and won provincial and national gold medals as the coach of the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club’s Blitz U18 team. He was also the assistant coach of the TWU 20U team that won gold at the provincial championship and silver at the national championship.
Hofer graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from Briercrest Bible College. He is a certified NCCP Level IV (indoor) and Level II (beach) coach.read more...