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Eastside High School science teacher and assistant head football coach Troy Hoff has been named the new head coach of the Eastside Eagles. In addition to fourteen years of teaching experience, the last ten of which have been at Eastside, Hoff brings plenty of past proven performance as both a player and assistant coach: Running back at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD; Assistant Coach- Quarterbacks at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD; Assistant Coach- Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks at Central High School in Aberdeen, SD.

During his last ten years as an Assistant Coach at Eastside, Hoff has served in various roles, which include Special Teams Coordinator, Running Backs Coach, JV Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator, Varsity Offensive Line Coach, and Assistant Head Coach for the last eight years. He has seen the Eagles through their playoff appearances and Region 8-3A Championships in 2008 and 2009, and their playoff appearances in 2010 and 2014.

According to Principal, Jeff Cher, “I know that the entire Eastside family shares my enthusiasm as we announce Coach Hoff as the new Head Football Coach. He certainly has demonstrated dedication and passion in the classroom as well as in coaching, and we are delighted to continue a tradition of excellence.”