Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
Eric Hoffman Joins Philadelphia Wings Roster
by Mark Anskis
Assistant men's lacrosse coach Eric Hoffman has been named to the roster of the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League for the 2012 season. Hoffman, who also serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the College, is in his second season as the defensive coach for the Garnet. Hoffman is currently on the Wings practice squad.
Hoffman believes that his coaching experience will help him out on the field this year. "I'm used to looking at the game from a coaches point of view, so I'm now more analytical and not as reckless as I used to play," says Hoffman, who earned All-Centennial honors as a player at Ursinus College.
The Wings roster for the 2012 season includes some the top talent lacrosse has to offer. "I think we're going to be good," Hoffman says. "I think this is going to be the year that we turn it around. We brought in a bunch of offensive guys that we really needed, and the size of our defenders is bigger than most, and I think those two things combined will be good."
The Wings open their season at home on Sat., Jan. 14, against the Rochester Knighthawks at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. The Garnet men's lacrosse team opens their season on Sat., Feb. 25, when it hosts Eastern.