|Team||Iowa State Cyclones|
October 15, 1972 |
|Position(s)||Shooting guard, small forward|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 Big 12 Tournament Championship (2014, 2015)
1 Big 12 Coach of the Year (2012)
Fredrick Kristian Hoiberg (born October 15, 1972) is the head basketball coach for Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he grew up and had played college basketball. He was previously Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA and played professionally for 10 years. His exciting, up-tempo coaching style is referred to most as "Hoiball."
High school and college career
Hoiberg, a multi-talented athlete, was the quarterback of the football team and the captain of the basketball team at Ames High School in Ames, Iowa. He led his basketball team to a state championship in 1991, and was honored as the State of Iowa's "Mr. Basketball" that year. He chose to play basketball for his hometown Iowa State Cyclones, then of the Big Eight Conference, over many other offers, including a football scholarship from national powerhouse Nebraska. He played three seasons for coach Johnny Orr and one season for Tim Floyd. Hoiberg was a First-Team All-Big Eight selection in 1995.
Arguably the most popular player in the history of Iowa State basketball, Hoiberg's name is found among the top seven positions for nearly every statistical category, and his number 32 has been retired by Iowa State. In college, he was known as an all-around player, capable of making clutch shots in important situations. While at Iowa State, Hoiberg joined Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Hoiberg obtained the nickname "The Mayor" after receiving several write-in votes during the 1993 Ames, Iowa mayoral race.
The National Federation of State High School Associations announced in 2012 that Hoiberg was elected to the National High School Hall of Fame.
|4 Season Totals||126||123||4,278||672||1,316||183||457||466||552||748||350||207||15||231||214||1,993|
Professional playing career
At 6 ft 4 in. (193 cm) and 210 lbs. (95 kg), Hoiberg played shooting guard. He was selected 52nd overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 1995 NBA Draft. In 1999, after four years with the Pacers, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls, at that time coached by Floyd, where he remained for four years. On July 28, 2003, Hoiberg signed as a free agent to play for the Timberwolves, where he received greater acclaim as a three-point specialist.
In 2005, Hoiberg became the first player in NBA history to lead the league in three-point shooting percentage and not be invited to the three-point shooting competition in that season's All-Star event.
Hoiberg underwent surgery in June 2005 to correct an enlarged aortic root (aneurysm of sinus of valsalva). The operation was successful, but after a brief comeback attempt as a player, Hoiberg joined the Minnesota Timberwolves coaching staff. On April 17, 2006, Hoiberg announced his retirement from basketball to take a job in the Timberwolves front office.
On April 27, 2010, Iowa State University announced that Hoiberg would take over as head basketball coach, replacing Greg McDermott, who left ISU to take the head coaching position at Creighton. In taking over the reins at ISU, Hoiberg became the school's 19th men's basketball coach. Hoiberg won his first game, an unofficial exhibition, over Dubuque on November 5, 2010, 100–50. Hoiberg won his first official game against Northern Arizona, 78–64, on November 12, 2010, while his first Big 12 victory came against Baylor, 72-57, on January 15, 2011, in Hilton Coliseum.
In 2011-12, Hoiberg led the Cyclones to a 23-11 record and the program’s first NCAA Basketball Tournament appearance since 2005.  The season also included the team’s first ranking in the AP Top 25 poll since 2005.  Hoiberg was declared 2012 Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year after winning nine more games during the 2012 conference season than in 2011, the largest season-to-season improvement in Big 12 history.
In April 2013, Hoiberg signed a 10-year contract extension with Iowa State worth $20 million. Hoiberg's contract has a $2 million buyout clause if he leaves for another college coaching position, but the buyout is only $500,000 if he leaves to become an NBA head coach or general manager.
Hoiberg became the fastest coach in Iowa State history to notch 100 wins (in 148 games) on December 31, 2014, when Iowa State defeated Mississippi Valley State in Hilton Coliseum.
Head coaching record
|Iowa State Cyclones (Big 12 Conference) (2010–present)|
|2011–12||Iowa State||23–11||12–6||T–3rd||NCAA Round of 32|
|2012–13||Iowa State||23–12||11–7||T–4th||NCAA Round of 32|
|2013–14||Iowa State||28–8||11–7||T–3rd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2014–15||Iowa State||25–9||12–6||T–2nd||NCAA Round of 64|
|Iowa State:||115–56 (.673)||49–39 (.557)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
Hoiberg is the son of an Iowa State sociology professor (father) and elementary school teacher (mother), and received a degree in finance from ISU in 1995. When growing up in Ames, he lived within walking distance of ISU's basketball arena, Hilton Coliseum. He and his wife Carol, also from Ames, have four children (Paige, Jack, and twins Sam and Charlie). As of 2015, both his and his wife's parents still reside in Ames.
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- Medcalf, Myron (March 13, 2013). ""The Mayor" succeeds his way". Men's Championship Week 2013. ESPN.com. Retrieved May 9, 2013.