Minnesota State University officials announced today that they have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract extension with football coach Todd Hoffner.
The agreement, which becomes effective July 1, 2018, replaces Hoffner’s four-year contract that expires at the end of June. No other terms were available.
“Coach Hoffner has guided the program on a pathway that has allowed us to experience a consistent level of success that places us in a position to compete for championships each and every season and establishes Minnesota State as one of the top football programs in the country,” said Kevin Buisman, Minnesota State’s Director of Athletics. “This new contract provides a level of stability and security about our future direction and demonstrates the level of commitment we want to make to Coach Hoffner and the future success of Maverick football. We are excited about what we have accomplished with Todd at the helm and optimistic about attaining our ultimate goals as we continue the journey together.”
Hoffner, who has guided the Mavericks to a 79-20 (.797) record in his eight years along the sidelines, is looking forward to building upon the success his program has constructed.
“We’ve worked really hard to establish an identity for our program and our student-athletes and members of our coaching staff deserve all of the credit in moving things forward with our goals,” said Hoffner. “That being said, we still have some things we’d like to accomplish and with the support of the University administration and athletics staff, are looking forward to continuing to work toward those objectives.”
Under Hoffner, Minnesota State has won four Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championships and six NSIC South Division titles. His 79 wins rank second on the school’s all-time list for football career wins. Including a run to the NCAA championship game in 2014 when the Mavericks posted a 14-1 record, Minnesota State has made five NCAA Division II postseason tournament appearances and earned a Mineral Water Bowl championship during his career. Named the NSIC Coach of the Year in 2009 and the regional coach of the year in 2014, 85 players have earned NSIC All-Academic honors, five student-athletes have earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors and 13 players have earned All-American honors under his leadership. A pair of his former players have continued their careers in the National Football League in wide receiver Adam Thielen with the Minnesota Vikings and offensive lineman Chris Reed of the Jacksonville Jaguars.