Ed Hoffmeyer announced his retirement from Mars Hill as Dean of Admissions and Financial aid effective August 31 and accepted the position as the new men's and women's golf coach at Mars Hill.
Hoffmeyer is no stranger to Mars Hill. He served as the Athletic Director from 1990-98, coached the men's golf team at MHC from 1995-98 and served as the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid for Mars Hill College from 2007 until August of 2011.
During his tenure as the Lions' golf coach, Hoffmeyer was named the 1998 SAC Coach of the Year. He coached the MHC golf team for three years (1995-98) leading the Lions to a No. 10 Regional ranking in 1998, coached and recruited MHC’s first All-SAC player (Tom Tsika) and the school's first SAC Freshman of the Year (Stephen Smith). Four of Hoffmeyer's former players are currently Head PGA professionals at clubs in North Carolina and Florida.
As Athletic Director at Mars Hill, he directed MHC through the final stages of transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II, increased sports sponsorship at MHC from eight to 13 and worked on major facility improvements including Stanford Arena, Hart Tennis Center and the acquisition of Ponder Fields
Between his stints at MHC, Hoffmeyer was the Athletic Director at Tusculum College from 1998-2007. He directed Tusculum’s transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II and oversaw the most successful period in Tusculum athletic history. Hoffmeyer was recognized along with his wife Linda as Sports Benefactor of the Year in 2007.
During his college days at MHC Hoffmeyer was a three-year letter winner in track and field where he participated in five events per meet. He held school records in four events upon graduation. Hoffmeyer also participated in basketball one year.
Other accolades include being inducted into Mars Hill's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 and in the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame, also in 2008. Hoffmeyer also served as Chairman of NCAA DII Women’s Golf Committee from 2000-2003 and was the NCAA DII Women’s National Golf Championship Tournament Director from 2000-2003.