Lake Erie College is pleased to announce that Molly Hoffman has been named the new full-time Storm Director of Athletics. This move comes after Hoffman's stint as interim athletic director, a position she has held since the summer.
"I am honored to be named the next leader of the Storm," Hoffman said. "I would like to thank Dr. Posler and the leadership of Lake Erie College for entrusting me with this role."
In a year rife with unexpected challenges and adjustments across all 19 Lake Erie athletic programs, Hoffman navigated those obstacles and placed athletes, coaches, and staff in a position to succeed.
"Molly Hoffman, in her interim athletic director role, has done a great job under very trying circumstances this year," said Lake Erie College President Brian Posler, Ph.D. "Juggling all of the changing schedules, COVID testing, precautions, and uncertainty about competition has helped show she is the right person as our Athletic Director. I look forward to seeing where the department further succeeds under her leadership."
Prior to being elevated to interim Athletic Director in 2020, Hoffman served as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine. Before that, she had worked as the Lake Erie College Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine. She had also been the Senior Woman Administrator for the Storm since 2016. Hoffman has been employed by LEC athletics since 2009.
During her time as an Athletic Trainer she aided in the supervision, instruction, and participation of the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for all 19 Storm sports.
As a 2007 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College with a bachelor's of arts in athletic training and exercise science, Hoffman was an All-Ohio Athletic Conference softball player for the Yellow Jackets. She is currently pursuing her master's in education with a concentration in coaching.
"After working within the athletic department for the last decade, I am proud of the strides we have made within Division II," she said. "I have an amazing group of coaches, support staff, and most importantly student-athletes. I look forward to hitting the ground running in January 2021."