Minnesota State Mankato is undefeated, and the new coach is the old coach. Todd Hoffner was initially rejected by his team at spring practice. “I don’t think anybody could understand completely everything that I went through, and how difficult and challenging for myself and my wife,” Hoffner said.
A legislative auditor’s report made no determination of right or wrong in the firing of Minnesota State, Mankato, football coach Todd Hoffner.
The first day Todd Hoffner came back as Minnesota State’s head coach, the job he was banished from for two seasons, the team refused to take part in spring practice. If Hoffner took offense, he didn’t reveal it. The unwelcomed and unplanned sabbatical prepared him well for this type of minor setback.
It’s been one of the most compelling stories in college sports over the last two years, and it’s all unfolded about an hour south of the Twin Cities. Minnesota State University, Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner has seen it all over the last 20 months.
Top officials at Minnesota State, Mankato are asking state auditors to review the dismissal of head football coach Todd Hoffner. The coach has returned to the university after he was reinstated by an arbitrator who said he was improperly fired.
Coach Todd Hoffner is back on the field at Minnesota State after football players ended their brief boycott of spring practice.
Reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner said he didn’t take offense to his less-than-welcoming return to the Minnesota State Mankato football team.
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Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job. Todd Hoffner returned to campus for the first time since the arbitrator ruled he was fired unfairly last year in the wake of a child porn investigation that ultimately cleared him.
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Minot State University has named an interim head football coach, after newly hired coach Todd Hoffner decided to return to his old job in Minnesota after just 75 days at the northern North Dakota school.
The football coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato said Tuesday he will return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn’t easy but that it would help him and his family heal.
A cloud of uncertainty hung over two university football programs Friday as they awaited word on whether Todd Hoffner will reclaim the head coaching job he was fired from at Minnesota State University, Mankato, or keep his new post at Minot State.
An arbitrator has found that Minnesota State University, Mankato, had no grounds to fire head football coach Todd Hoffner last May and has ordered that the university immediately reinstate him, an attorney for the coach confirmed Thursday.