Michael Hofmeister

Michael Hofmeister was hired as the University’s head men’s lacrosse coach on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

In his first two seasons at Scranton, he has led the Royals to 20 wins and back-to-back appearances in the Landmark Conference playoffs.

In 2019, Hofmeister guided Scranton to a 10-8 overall record including a 5-1 mark in conference action. The Royals secured the #2 seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs and a home semifinal contest after suffering the only conference loss during the regular season to eventual league champion Elizabethtown. Following the season, five Royals collected All-Landmark Conference honors highlighted by junior midfielder Michael Elefonte, who was named the Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Year before being honored as an IMLCA All-South Region Honorable Mention selection and a USILA Honorable Mention All-American.

During his first season at Scranton in 2018, Hofmeister led the Royals to a 10-7 record and a Landmark Conference playoff appearance. The Royals went 4-2 in conference games during the regular season before dropping a 13-7 decision to top-seeded Susquehanna in the conference semifinals. Scranton placed seven players earned All-Landmark Conference honors while seniors Conor Carey, Adam Drury, and Adam Maiale earned All-South Region accolades from the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Association.

Hofmeister came to Scranton after spending the previous six seasons as an assistant at two of the top programs in the region. He spent the 2017 season as an assistant at Roanoke, helping the Maroons go 12-4 and finish tied for first in the regular season in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). Prior to that, he was an assistant at York (Pa.) for five seasons, where he helped the Spartans go a combined 66-29 and win the Capital Athletic Conference title in 2016.

A 2010 graduate of Eastern University where he was a team captain and an all-conference selection on the lacrosse field, Hofmeister has extensive experience both on and off the field. At Roanoke, he ran the team’s office and man-up units as the Maroons averaged 15.88 goals per game last season. He also served as the recruiting coordinator and helped prepare scouting reports for each opponent.

During his time at York, Hofmeister worked with the offense on a daily basis and ran the substitution box during games. He was also instrumental in recruiting, scouting, practice planning and alumni and parent relations.