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Bruce Hoffine    Teacher and Coach

  • Hoffine graduated from Marshfield in 1944 after a distinguished athletic career that included being on the 1942 state champion football team and being captain of the 1943-44 basketball team. He played one year of basketball for the University of Oregon before returning to Coos Bay.
  • Three years as a junior high coach, including winning what was recognized as the junior high state championship, he became the high school basketball coach in 1951.
  • He coached for 24 years. In that span, Marshfield went to the state tournament 12 times,
  • He coached the state championship team in 1953 and his teams finished as runner-up three other times.
  • He never had a losing season as coach
  • Class AAA coach of the year in Oregon in 1974.
  • His overall record was 413-176, a .701 winning percentage.
  • He was Marshfield's athletic director from 1964 until retiring in 1982.