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Head Coach: Bob Scotten '78
Bob Scotten '78 will begin his first season as head coach of the Elizabethtown College women's soccer team in 2008.
Since 2001, Scotten has been the head girls soccer coach at Conestoga Valley High School, leading the Buckskins to six section championships and the 2007 Lancaster-Lebanon League title. He was honored as L-L Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2005.
Previously, Scotten served as head boys soccer coach at Pequea Valley from 1979 to 1982 and was an assistant coach at both Garden Spot and Conestoga Valley. He has also coached youth soccer for the Lanco United U-16 and U-17 girls teams, and spent one season as an assistant for the York College women's team.
A 1978 graduate of Elizabethtown with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, Scotten was an All-MAC selection in 1976 when he scored a team-high 19 goals to help the Blue Jays reach the NCAA Division III final four.
After graduation, Scotten played for the Phoenix Sports Club team in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Stoners semi-pro team before entering the coaching ranks.
Scotten taught in the Pequea Valley School District for several years before entering the insurance business. In 1994, he opened the Bob Scotten Insurance Agency in Ephrata. He also operates the Bob Scotten Goal Scoring Camp during the summer, and holds an NSCAA Advanced Regional diploma.
Scotten is a 1973 graduate of Garden Spot High School, where he was a member of two District III championship teams and was a league All-Star.
Assistant Coach: Todd Hoffard
Todd Hoffard begins his first season as an assistant coach on the women's soccer team, after previously serving as a men's assistant in 1996.
Hoffard enjoyed an eight-year professional career after graduating from Division I powerhouse Hartwick College in 1994. Currently he is part of the US Soccer Region I ODP Staff and also PA ODP Staff. Most recently he played with the Charleston Battery of the A-League during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
After being drafted by the Harrisburg Heat in the 1994 NPSL draft, he played for them for two seasons before moving on to the Cleveland Crunch and Philadelphia Kixx. Todd also played a season with the Albany (NY) Alleycats and three seasons with Reading Rage of the USL D3 League.
In 1999 Hoffard became the goalkeeper coach for Oneonta State University and then moved on to be an assistant coach with the College of Charleston women's program. In 2003 he served as the goalkeeper coach for the University of Pennsylvania's men's and women's teams.
Hoffard is the founder of ONE on ONE Soccer, and is a 14-year veteran of camp counseling and management.
Assistant Coach: Ray Stern '65
Ray Stern, a 1965 graduate of Elizabethtown College and member of the Ira R. Herr Hall of Fame, begins his first season as an assistant coach at his alma mater.
During his playing career, Stern earned honorable mention All-America honors as a senior in 1964 as the Blue Jays won their third consecutive Middle Atlantic Conference championship. In 1977, Stern became the 10th former Blue Jay men's soccer player to be inducted into the Ira R. Herr Hall of Fame.
Stern coached both baseball and boys' soccer at Garden Spot High School, guiding the Spartan soccer team for 17 years and the baseball program for 31 years. He is also a member of the Pequea Valley Athletic Hall of Fame.