Name: Tom Hoff
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-6 (198cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94kg)
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: Park Ridge, Ill.
College: Long Beach State
Olympic Experience
  • 2008 Olympic Games (Gold medal)
  • 2004 Olympic Games (4th place)
  • 2000 Olympic Games (11th)
World Championship Experience
  • 2006 World Championship (10th)
  • 1998 World Championship (9th)
Other Career Highlights
  • MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2009: – NORCECA Continental Championship (Silver Medal)
  • MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2009: Brazil Tour
  • MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2009: FIVB World League.
  • 2009: – Tom served as the team captain captain at the NORCECA Continental Championships
  • 2009: Tom traveled with a group of newer players and veterans for five “friendly” matches in Brazil. The U.S. team did not win a match
  • 2009: Tom served as team captain and played in two World League pool play matches and one final round match as the U.S. Men placed sixth.
  • 2008: – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)
  • 2008: FIVB World League (Gold Medal)
  • 2008: NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal).
  • 2008: – Tom served as team captain at the 2008 Olympic Games as the U.S. Men won the gold medal. Although he saw limited playing time, Hoff played a key role as team captain when U.S. Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon could not be with the team due to an attack on his in-laws
  • 2008: Served as U.S. team captain for the World League, which the U.S. Men won for the first time. Was 15th among all blockers in the final round with five blocks on 15 attempts
  • 2008: Served as U.S. team captain as the U.S. Men won the NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifier.
  • 2007: FIVB World Cup
  • 2007: NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2007: Americas' Cup (Gold Medal)
  • 2007: FIVB World League (Bronze Medal).
  • 2007: Tom served as team captain for the FIVB World Cup, NORCECA Continental Championship, Americas' Cup and World League tournaments
  • 2007: He finished the season with 76 kills, 35 scoring blocks and 112 total points in 66 sets played
  • 2007: Scored 12 points in the United States' victory over Bulgaria at the FIVB World Cup
  • 2007: Scored a season-high 14 points on 11 kills and three blocks in Americas' Cup match against Canada.
  • 2006: FIVB World Championships
  • 2006: Tom acted as team captain at both the FIVB World League and World Championship tournaments
  • 2006: Had 21 scoring blocks and finished the season with 95 points.
  • 2005: - Argentina Tour
  • 2005: NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)
  • 2005: World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal).
  • 2005: Tom capped the 2005 season as a member of the USA squad that captured the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in November in Japan
  • 2005: The Americans, who lost to defending Olympic gold medalist Brazil in the first match of the tournament, lost just one set the rest of the way as they defeated Japan (3-1), 2004 Olympic silver medalist Italy (3-0), Egypt (3-0) and China (3-0) en route to their fifth medal in five events this season
  • 2005: The team captain scored 11 points as the USA Men stunned the world's best team when it defeated 2004 Olympic gold medalist Brazil in five sets to win the America's Cup tournament in Brazil on Aug. 7
  • 2005: Scored 10 points as Team USA won its second-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15
  • 2005: The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the gold-medal win.
  • 2004: - NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)
  • 2004: Japan Tour
  • 2004: Houston Series
  • 2004: USA Global Challenge (First Place)
  • 2004: Serbia and Montenegro Tour (Second Place)
  • 2004: Olympic Games (Fourth Place).
  • 2004: Tom made his second-straight Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the USA Men finished in fourth place
  • 2004: Ranked fifth on the team in scoring in Athens after posting 52 points on 42 kills, nine blocks and one service ace
  • 2004: Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10
  • 2004: The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match.
  • 2003: - Canada Tour
  • 2003: NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)
  • 2003: World Cup (Fourth Place).
  • 2003: After two injury-filled seasons (2001 and 2002), Hoff has been relatively injury-free during the 2003 campaign and one of the major reasons the team has advanced to the World Cup
  • 2003: Finished tied for third on the team in blocks (13) and sixth on the team in scoring (71 points on 53 kills, 13 blocks and five service aces) at the World Cup.
  • 2002: - Florida Tour.
  • 2002: Injuries limited him to just one match during the year
  • 2002: He scored two points on one kill and one block in a five-set loss to Italy on Sept. 21.  2001 - Injuries limited him to just three tournaments during the year
  • 2002: Still finished first in stuff blocks (53) and hitting percentage (.424)
  • 2002: Also was fourth on the team in kills (146)
  • 2002: Had 36 digs and seven service aces
  • 2002: Played professionally with Iraklas in Greece.
  • 2001: - World League
  • 2001: Jeep America's Cup.
  • 2000: - Americas' Cup
  • 2000: Bulgaria Tour
  • 2000: Continental Cup
  • 2000: Saw action in every set of the Olympic Games, with 25 kills, 10 blocks and a .421 hitting percentage
  • 2000: Recorded 12 kills, two blocks and a .455 hitting percentage on the Bulgaria Tour
  • 2000: Set out the middle of the year with a bulging disc in his back
  • 2000: Posted 22 kills and a .588 hitting percentage in helping the team qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympics at the Continental Cup
  • 2000: Played professionally for Toray Volleyball Team in Japan.
Personal: Born Thomas John Hoff in 1973 in Chicago, Ill... Son of Margaret and Richard Hoff... Wife's name is Sandy... They are the parents of five daughters, Tatum Bella, born in 2003, Ella Aniston, born in 2005, Ava Antonia, born in 2007 and twins Demi and Zoey born in September 2009... Has one brother, Rich, and a sister, Jennifer... Enjoys engineering topics, fish tanks, hiking and mountain biking... Graduated from Long Beach State University in 1996 with a degree in mechanical engineering... In 2002, he was inducted into Long Beach State's Athletics Hall of Fame... In 2006, was added to Long Beach State's men's volleyball Wall of Honor... Became the U.S. Men's team captain in 2005 and quickly found out that the title is not honorary: "It involves a lot more work behind the scenes that people don't know about," Hoff said. "Most of the work is done away from the scenes, behind closed doors"