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
He never had a losing season as coach
Class AAA coach of the year
His overall record was 413-176, a .701
He was Marshfield's athletic director
from 1964 until retiring in 1982.