Silver Lake College of the Holy Family athletic director and head basketball coach Brandt Danals has announced the hiring of Kyle Hoffman as the top assistant on the Lakers’ staff. Hoffman spent the past season as Graduate Assistant to the men’s basketball team at Waldorf University.
“I’m beyond excited to bring Kyle into our family. Kyle has a great enthusiasm for helping young people work towards reaching their goals in life and I know he’s going to work hard for our student-athletes,” Danals said. “By all accounts Kyle is both a tireless worker and a great recruiter. I know he’ll fit well, not only on our coaching staff, but at Silver Lake College of the Holy family. It is an exciting opportunity for him to get to return to his home town and work as we aim to build something special together.”
In his lone season at Waldorf, Hoffman helped recruit 17 student-athletes into the basketball program. In addition, he helped lead the Warriors to the first home NAIA playoff game in school history.
Prior to his time at Waldorf, Hoffman was a four-year letter winner at NCAA Division III Concordia University Chicago where he served as team captain during his senior year. In 2017, Hoffman graduated from Concordia with a bachelor’s of arts degree in sport and fitness and a minor in coaching and sports management.
During Hoffman’s college years, he also served as head coach for the Wisconsin Jets AAU program. He assisted 26 athletes in reaching the collegiate level, 8 of which earned athletic scholarships. Hoffman has also served as a coach for the Green Bay Gunners and Chicago Courtmasters.
A native of Manitowoc, Hoffman is a 2013 Lincoln High School graduate and was a three-year letter winner in basketball during his prep career. The Ships won 16 games during his junior season, which marked the most wins for the program in an eight-year stretch. Hoffman set a single-game school record after connecting on eight three-pointers in a contest. He was a team captain as a senior and was named an all-Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC) selection while leading Lincoln in assists.
“I’m very thankful of this opportunity that Coach Danals has given me,” said Hoffman. “The chance to be back home is something that I could not pass up. Manitowoc is a very special place to me and I’m excited to have the opportunity to help build a special basketball program in it. My goal is to help the rest of our coaching staff prepare our student-athletes for life, and aide in their journey as they strive to become better people.”
Hoffman is currently pursuing a master’s of arts degree in organizational leadership at Waldorf University with an emphasis in sport management.