Dan Hoffay (right) during Kingston Stockade FC tryouts with lead scout Nick Hoffay. (Photo courtesy of Stockade FC)
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Kingston Stockade FC has appointed Dan Hoffay as its technical director, the National Premier Soccer League club announced.
Hoffay, who has been with the club since its first season, will oversee the operations of the first team, working closely with the head coach, and will play an instrumental role in the future growth of the club’s youth efforts.
“Dan Hoffay has been critical in creating a professional environment in which our players and coaches can flourish,” Stockade FC Chairman Dennis Crowley said. “In many ways, this title reflects the organizational, administrative, and planning work he has already been doing. But it also shows the trust we have in Dan to continue our improvement and development in soccer, with the first team and in any future youth efforts.”
Added Hoffay, “I am excited to build on our club’s recent successes as we continue to develop the talent and passion for soccer in the Hudson Valley, especially at the youth level. I am humbled, honored and ready to get to work.”
Hoffay, who stocked the club prior to its inaugural season in 2016, has worked in the operations of the first team, assisting with everything from practice and game scheduling, travel logistics, tryout organization and player recruitment, social media, communication with the league and member clubs, among other responsibilities.
He serves as an assistant coach for the SUNY Ulster men’s soccer team and was the head coach of the FDR High School boys varsity squad, leading the team to a 12-3 record in 2016. He coached teams ranging in age from Under-12 to U-23 at the Highland United Soccer Club, also serving on the organization’s board and as a tournament director from 2014-2017. He is a co-president and founder of the Hudson Valley chapter of the American Outlaws, a supporters group for the U.S. national teams. He volunteers with the Michael Oremus Foundation.
Hoffay is as a fourth-grade teacher at E.C. Myer Elementary in the Kingston City School District. He graduated from Highland High School in 2006, where he was coached by current Stockade FC captain Jamal Lis-Simmons, earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from the College of Saint Rose in 2010 and an M.S. in Literacy Education from Mount St. Mary College in 2014.