Hofman grew up in Racine Wisconsin, where he played Little League, Pony League and high school baseball. He graduated from Washington Park High School where he lettered as a junior and senior. He graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he also lettered his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was co-captain his junior year and captain his senior year.
Hofman came to Miami, Florida to teach and coach at Westminster Christian High School in 1967. There was not an athletic program at the school at the time. He developed a football, basketball and baseball program by his second year there along with his Athletic Director responsibilities. His baseball coaching career began in the Spring of 1969 when his first team went 2-13-1. He went on to lead Westminster Christian to eight State Championships and two National Championships (1992 & 1996).
Coach Hofman has seen 50+ of his players drafted from his high school roster, and 12 players have played in the Major Leagues. He has sent 200+ to college on scholarships. His two most famous former players are Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees and Doug Mientkiewicz who had a long career with many teams.
Hofman left Westminster Christian after the 1998 season and three consecutive state titles to coach at Westminster Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He won two state and national runner-up titles in his first two years. The five consecutive state titles is a state record. He coached at 6A Piper High School for two years and retired after 40 seasons.
Hofman came out of retirement June, 2010 to take on another challenge at University School of Nova Southeasern University. This began the sixth decade of his baseball coaching career.
Coach Hofman moved on to a new chapter in his career by accepting the postion of Athletic Director and Head Baseball coach at the new SLAM(Sports Leadership And Management Charter School in Miami, Fl. It is the first all sports elective course school nationally. It opened in August 2013.
The latest stop in his career journey has taken him to Stoneman Douglas High School where he is the Bench coach under head coach Todd FitzGerald. Stoneman Douglas won their first State Championship in the 9A Florida division in 2016. Perfect Game and Baseball America both declared Douglas as National Champs which was the third National title for Hofman.
Rich has amassed 1,020 victories, which is a state record and ranks 11th all time in the USA. He was named the "Coach of the Decade" for the 1990's by Baseball America and his program was recognized as one of the top 10 high school programs in the nation by Baseball America in their 10 Year Anniversary issue. He has been named "National Coach of the Year", seven times and is a member of five Hall of Fames.
Coach Hofman hosts several national high school tournaments during the Spring high school season. Tournaments are held at several venues in the South Florida area. Camps, group and individual private lessons are also part of his baseball program. Coach Hofman is owner of Hall of Fame Baseball.
Rich is married to Jo and they have five children and twelve grandchildren.
Founder Roger Wilkinson is entering his 24th year in the industry This new adventure has been a decade long dream of providing ultimate care for student athletes. Wilkinson has coached 105 MLB Draft picks including MLB All-Stars Charlie Blackmon and Jonathan Broxton. He has also coached over 400 NCAA players. His coaching career spanning from 1993 until now has seen him coach at the High School, NJCAA and NCAA levels. Roger has served the Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers and currently the Cincinnati Reds as an associate scout the last two decades. Our Teams have been tabbed National Champions on 3 occasions 2001, 2006 and 2013. 769 wins 227 losses and 4 ties mark Wilkinson's Head Coaching Career.
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