Owatonna Girls Basketball Coach Steps Down
Owatonna High School girls basketball coach Tricia Hoffman has resigned her position, reportedly after accepting a teaching job in another district.
Hoffman spent four seasons as head coach after one year as an assistant under Kris Evje. The Huskies were 14-13 in the 2015-16 season. In 2013-14 Owatonna won the Big Nine title with a 17-0 record. They also finished as section runner-up that winter.
The 2015-16 season was a roller coaster of a season that ended with a strong effort against Rochester John Marshall in the section tournament. Seniors Rachel Williamson, Carli Langeland, Millie Wanous and Kirstin Pumper graduated off the roster. Sophomore Sydney Schultz earned the Most Valuable Player honor. The junior varsity compiled a 22-4 record. Former Albert Lea head coach Lindsey Hugstad-Vaa and OHS graduate Melissa Peterson were the assistant coaches last season.
Hoffman is a 1993 Owatonna graduate and was a co-MVP during her senior season with Angie Iverson.
OHS Activities Director Ryan Swanson says the position will be posted soon. Earlier this week, longtime boys golf coach Keith Bangs announced his retirement from coaching. The girls lacrosse head coaching job is another open position at Owatonna.