Hoffman, Jay 1961- (Jay R. Hoffman)

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Hoffman, Jay 1961- (Jay R. Hoffman)

PERSONAL:

Born 1961; married; wife's name Yaffa; children: Raquel, Mattan, Ariel. Education: St. John's University, B.S.; Queens College of the City University of New York, M.S.; University of Connecticut, Ph.D.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Langhorne, PA. Office—College of New Jersey, Health and Exercise Science, Packer Hall 216, P.O. Box 7718, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ 08628. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

College of New Jersey, Ewing, from associate professor to professor of health and exercise and chair of department; has played professional football with the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and Tampa Bay Bandits; has also coached collegiate teams, including the University of Connecticut football team, 1988-1992, and as strength and conditioning coach for the basketball team, 1990-91; professional basketball coach in Israel, 1993, and for Israel's National Youth Basketball Team, 1997; coordinator of the Detroit Lions' strength and conditioning program. Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine. Military service: Served in the Israel Air Force; achieved rank of major; commander of the Israeli Air Force Physiological Unit.

MEMBER:

American College of Sports Medicine, American Physiological Society, National Strength and Conditioning Association (former vice president and member of board of directors).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2000; Editorial Excellence Award, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2001; Educator of the Year, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2003; Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Connecticut Neag School of Education, 2003; Outstanding Kinesiological Professional Award, University of Connecticut Neag School of Education, 2005.

WRITINGS:

Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance, Human Kinetics (Champaign, IL), 2002.

Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health, Human Kinetics (Champaign, IL), 2006.

(With Nicholas A. Ratamess) A Practical Guide to Developing Resistance-Training Programs, Coaches Choice (Monterey, CA), 2006.

Contributor to books, including Exercise and Sport Science, edited by W.E. Garrett and D.T. Kirkendall, Lippincott, 2000; Handbook on Basketball: Olympic Handbook of Sport Medicine, edited by D.B. McKeag, Blackwell, 2003; and The Endocrinology of Physical Exercise and Sport, Blackwell, 2005. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Research in Sports Medicine, Journal of Thermal Biology, Journal of Applied Physiology, British Journal of Sports Medicine, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Psychopharmacology, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning Journal, and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

SIDELIGHTS:

A former professional football player who played for such teams as the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles, Jay Hoffman later pursued careers in coaching and academia. He holds advanced degrees in exercise physiology and exercise science and is considered an authority on physiology and strength training. At the university level, he has been on the coaching staff for the University of Connecticut's football team, but he has also been a basketball coach for the university, serving as a strength and conditioning coach during Connecticut's 1990 run for the Big East Conference Title and later successful seasons in 1991 and 1993. A citizen of both the United States and Israel, Hoffman served in the latter's air force and later conducted research at the Olympic Training Center at the Wingate Institute in Israel. "Academically Hoffman has been quite active in ‘bridging the gap’ between the laboratory and the playing field," according to a faculty profile on the Web site of the College of New Jersey, where he teaches. The recipient of several awards in education, Hoffman serves as an advisor to several organizations, including as sports science advisor to the Major League Baseball Strength Coaches for whom he has been creating a program to educate baseball players about steroids.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, May, 2003, D.W. Hills, review of Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance, p. 1584.

SciTech Book News, June, 2003, review of Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance, p. 84.

ONLINE

College of New Jersey Web site,http://www.tcnj.edu/ (February 22, 2008), faculty profile on Jay Hoffman.

Frappier Acceleration,http://www.frappierconference.com/ (February 22, 2008), brief biography of Jay Hoffman.

Supplement Coach,http://www.supplementcoach.com/ (February 22, 2008), brief biography of Jay Hoffman.

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