Thomas Hoff

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Tom Hoff
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Personal information
Full nameThomas John Hoff
Born (1973-06-09) June 9, 1973 (age 45)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Volleyball information
PositionMiddle blocker
Competed in over twelve professional volleyball club seasons in countries such as Japan, Russia, Greece and Puerto Rico.
National team
1996-presentUnited States United States

Thomas John "Tom" Hoff (born June 9, 1973) is an American volleyball player. He is a middle blocker and has been with the U.S. national team since 1996. He is a three-time Olympian in volleyball Olympics: 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Playing with Iraklis Thessaloniki V.C. he won the silver medal at the 2005–06 CEV Champions League and was awarded "Best Spiker".[1]

Personal life[edit]

Hoff was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Margaret and Richard Hoff. He has an older brother Rich and an older sister Jennifer. He is married to Sandy Mora and has five daughters.

Hoff attended Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, where he graduated in 1991.[2]

In addition to indoor volleyball, Hoff also played on the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball tour.


Hoff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechancial Engineering.

Ohio State[edit]

Hoff spent his first two years at Ohio State, where he was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. As a sophomore in 1993, he was a First-Team All-Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA). He guided the Buckeyes to the MIVA conference title and a 28-10 overall record. His 490 kills rank third all-time in Buckeye history. Hoff was also an AVCA Second Team All American.

Long Beach State[edit]

After transferring to Long Beach State in 1994, he sat out due to transfer rules and was redshirted.

In 1995, Hoff was an AVCA First-Team All-American as he notched 751 kills, 176 blocks and a .357 hitting percentage. He set a national record for most matches with 20 or more kills (25) and 10 or more blocks (nine).

In 1996, he repeated as a First-Team All-American as he helped the team finish 21-6 and 15-4 (second) in the MPSF and had season totals of 479 kills, 134 blocks and a .389 attack percentage. In the Long Beach State men's volleyball record books, Hoff ranked no. 5 in career kills (1,230), no. 2 in kills per game (6.54), no. 4 in hitting percentage (.369) and no. 2 in blocks per game (1.65).




National team[edit]

Senior team[edit]



  1. ^ CEV. "Sisley Treviso wins Champions' League!". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  2. ^ Edison, Jim (2008-08-07). "Hoff hopes team can peak at right time". Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  3. ^ "Η χρυσή βίβλος της Volleyleague". volleyleague. Retrieved 23 October 2015.

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