The Norse Athletic Association, along with the Thirteenth Annual Kent Finanger Golf Classic Committee, is asking for remembrances and donations in honor of Coach Hoff for Women's Athletics at Luther College.
Betty Hoff, a 1960 Luther graduate, was a professor, coach, and athletic trainer from 1961 to 2004. She was head softball coach from 1969 to 2001, with a career record of 544-343-1 and earning four Iowa Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women state championships. Hoff led the Norse to four consecutive Iowa Intercollegiate Athletics Conference titles (1985, ’86, ’87, ’88); eight consecutive National Collegiate Athletics Association III Regional appearances (1985-1992); and three national tournament appearances, finishing fourth in 1985 and 1990, and fifth in 1991.
In 1992, Hoff became the first Division III coach to be inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She was Luther’s first Nena Amundson Distinguished Professor, from 2001 to 2004, and was inducted into Luther's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2017, the Luther College softball field was named for Betty Hoff in honor of her longtime service to Luther.
Please consider donating to the Women's Athletics at Luther College in honor of Coach Hoff. The Thirteenth Annual Kent Finanger '54 Golf Classic is celebrating Coach Hoff and Women's Athletics this year. The golf outing will be held on Saturday, March 24th, at Tuscany Fall Golf Club in Goodyear, Arizona.
Suggested levels of giving in honor of Betty Hoff's World Senior Medals:
$250 - Gold
$100 - Silver
$50 - Bronze
Please scroll down for the online giving form, or you may send a check directly to the Luther College Development Office, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101. This form also allows you to leave a personal greeting for Coach Hoff. Please note: to give other amounts outside of the $50, $100, and $250 giving levels, please go to our Make Your Gift Now web page. Be sure to note that your gift is in honor of Betty Hoff (messages for Betty can be emailed to Russ Schouweiler '05). Thank you!