KINGSTON, N.Y. – Kingston Stockade FC has appointed Dan Hoffay, whose work with the club since its inaugural season has been instrumental in the team’s success, as its Technical Director. In the post, Hoffay will oversee the operations of the first team, working closely with the Head Coach, and will play an instrumental role in the future growth of the club’s youth efforts.
“Dan Hoffay has been critical in creating a professional environment in which our players and coaches can flourish,” said Stockade FC Chairman Dennis Crowley. “In many ways, this title reflects the organizational, administrative, and planning work he has already been doing. But it also shows the trust we have in Dan to continue our improvement and development in soccer, with the first team and in any future youth efforts.”
“I am excited to build on our club’s recent successes as we continue to develop the talent and passion for soccer in the Hudson Valley, especially at the youth level,” said Hoffay. “I am humbled, honored and ready to get to work.”
Joining Stockade FC in 2016 ahead of the team’s first season, Hoffay has worked in the operations of the first team, assisting with everything from practice and game scheduling, travel logistics, tryout organization and player recruitment, social media, communication with the NPSL and member clubs, and more.
In addition to his work with Stockade FC, Hoffay currently serves as an assistant coach for the SUNY Ulster men’s soccer team, and previously was the head coach of the FDR Boys Varsity, leading the team to a 12-3 record in 2016. He coached teams ranging in age from U12 to U23 at the Highland United Soccer Club, also serving on the organization’s board and as a tournament director from 2014-2017. He is a co-president and founder of the Hudson Valley chapter of the American Outlaws, a supporters group for the U.S. National Teams, and volunteers with the Michael Oremus Foundation.
Outside of soccer, Hoffay serves as a fourth-grade teacher at E.C. Myer Elementary in the Kingston City School District. He graduated from Highland High School in 2006, where he was coached by current Stockade FC captain Jamal Lis-Simmons, earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from the College of Saint Rose in 2010, and an M.S. in Literacy Education from Mount St. Mary College in 2014.
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 theUnited States, through an open-source and accessible approach.