KINGSTON, N.Y. – Kingston Stockade FC announced on Thursday that Nick Hoffay, who has been working with the club since its first season in 2016, has been named Director of Scouting. In the role, Hoffay will be responsible for finding top talent to play for the club, interacting with players, coaches, and administrators, as well as assisting the coaching staff’s preparation for opponents.
“Nick has been integral to all our recruiting and scouting efforts in the first three years of this club’s history,” said Stockade FC Technical Director Dan Hoffay. “His hard work has brought hundreds of talented players into our tryouts, and provided great information for our coaches about potential additions to the team.”
Since the club formed prior to the 2016 NPSL season, Nick Hoffay has been working with Stockade FC Chairman Dennis Crowley, his brother Dan Hoffay, and coaches to form the team. He has communicated regularly with local players, college coaches, and local high schools and clubs to find the best talent in the Hudson Valley. His role has also included various team operations responsibilities.
“I look forward to working closely with our new staff and college coaches in the area as we build a competitive team both for next season and years to come,” said Hoffay.
Born and raised in Highland, Hoffay graduated from Highland High School and SUNY Dutchess, and was a club coach, board member, and club player representative for Highland United Soccer from 2014-2017. He is the treasurer of the Hudson Valley branch of the American Outlaws, a United States National Team supporters group. He currently works for the New York State Bridge Authority.
Kingston Stockade FC competes in the semi-professional National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth division of American soccer, and has achieved unprecedented success in just three full seasons, winning a conference championship in 2017 and competing in the U.S. Open Cup in 2018. The club is committed to helping improve and develop lower-division soccer in the United States, through an open-source and accessible approach.