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Steve Hoffman
Assistant Special Teams

Biography

Steve Hoffman enters his 25th season as an NFL coach and his second with the Titans.

In his first season working with the Titans special teams, Tennessee ranked eighth in kickoff return average (24.9) and third in the NFL in punt return defense (6.0). Punter Brett Kern posted the second-highest net average of his career (39.7), a career-high number of punts placed inside the 20 (32) and a career-low number of touchbacks (2).

Steve Hoffman enters his 25th season as an NFL coach and his second with the Titans.

In his first season working with the Titans special teams, Tennessee ranked eighth in kickoff return average (24.9) and third in the NFL in punt return defense (6.0). Punter Brett Kern posted the second-highest net average of his career (39.7), a career-high number of punts placed inside the 20 (32) and a career-low number of touchbacks (2).

Hoffman joined the Titans after spending one season as the special teams coordinator for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. In his one season with the Raiders, kicker Sebastian Janikowski posted the highest field goal percentage of his career (91.2%) and was perfect (25/25) inside of 50 yards for the first time in his career.

Hoffman spent three seasons as the special teams coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-11. In his first year with the Chiefs, the special teams group showed significant improvement, moving from 29th to 12th in the yearly special teams rankings by the Dallas Morning News. Punter Dustin Colquitt posted the top single-season net punting average (40.8) in franchise history and kicker Ryan Succop tied for the highest field goal percentage (86.2%) by an NFL rookie since 1970.

Hoffman spent two seasons (2007-08) as an assistant special teams coach for the Miami Dolphins and a season (2006) in the same role for the Atlanta Falcons. In his first season with Miami, kicker Jay Feely established a Dolphins single-season record for field goal percentage (91.3%) and punter Brandon Fields led all rookie punters with a 43.2-yard average.

Hoffman entered the NFL in 1989 with the Dallas Cowboys as the kicking coach, a position he would hold for 16 years. During his time in Dallas, Hoffman’s specialists established 15 club records, and he contributed to three world championships as the Cowboys claimed titles in Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX. In addition to his special teams role, he also served as the offensive/defensive quality control coach from 1989-95, offensive quality control coach from 1996-99 and defensive quality control coach from 2000-04.

He started in the coaching ranks with the University of Miami as the kicking coach from 1985-88. While with the Hurricanes, he guided punter Jeff Feagles, who went on to have a stellar NFL career.

Hoffman played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and handled kicking and punting duties during his collegiate career at Dickinson College. He spent one year punting for the Washington Federals of the USFL (1983) and attended NFL training camps with the Washington Redskins (1981, 1983), Seattle Seahawks (1984) and New Orleans Saints (1985).

Raised in York, Penn., Hoffman has a daughter, Micaela, a son, Luca, and is married to Aline Bazerghi.

Steve Hoffman Coaching Ledger:

2013-14: Special Teams Assistant, Tennessee Titans
2012: Special Teams Coordinator, Oakland Raiders
2009-11: Special Teams, Kansas City Chiefs
2007-08: Assistant Special Teams, Miami Dolphins
2006:
Assistant Special Teams, Atlanta Falcons
1989-04: Kicking Coach, Dallas Cowboys
Offensive/Defensive Quality Control (1989-04)
Offensive Quality Control (1996-99)
Defensive Quality Control (2000-04)
1985-88:
Kicking Coach, University of Miami

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