WMU Hires Controversial Former Coach as Basketball Director

Posted at 4:37 PM, Aug 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-13 17:56:54-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Western Michigan University announced that their new director of basketball operations Tuesday is Dan Hoff, a controversial former coach who was fired from Mattawan High School in April.

On Tuesday, the university released a statement on their website that Hoff will assist in the day-to-day operation of the Bronco’s basketball program.  Hoff was accused throwing a basketball at a student player and kicking balls out of anger.  He denied the former charge, but according to school documents admitted to the latter.

Head coach Steve Hawkins wrote, “We’re extremely happy to bring someone of Dan’s caliber on board with our staff. I think he’s a perfect fit for the job.”

According to the announcement, Hoff will be full-time at the university.

Upon his departure from Mattawan as a basketball coach, he still remained an English and French teacher at the school.

FOX 17 contacted WMU for a statement. Our message went unanswered by 5 p.m. on Tuesday.