Jules “Ace” Hoffstein

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Ace Hoffstein won 10 varsity letters in basketball, soccer and baseball at the University of Delaware while earning All-Conference honors in three sports. He became one of the state’s most
successful basketball coaches. Ace was twice selected Junior College Coach of the Year at Goldey Beacom College in the early 1950s and won Delaware High School Coach of the Year honors in 1965 at St.
Elizabeth High School. Hoffstein’s 1965 Vikings team went 18-0, and his St. Elizabeth teams won 138 games in 166 starts. Ace’s Goldey Beacom basketball teams also enjoyed a lofty winning percentage,
compiling a record of 86-14 during his five years as head coach. He also served as assistant basketball coach at Delaware State University, Cleveland State and Texas A&I. He has been a scout for
25 college teams over a 25-year period. In addition, Ace took over head coaching duties in 1968 for the Wilmington Blue Bombers of the Eastern Professional Basketball League. His Bombers finished
second with an 18-9 record. Ace has become a nationally respected teacher of basketball shooting techniques and has authored books on basketball theory that has drawn kudos from Texas Tech coach Bob
Knight and many other prominent coaches. He has conducted shooting clinics in 40 states with some of the sport’s greatest names, including Billy Cunningham, Earl Monroe, Hal Greer and Jack



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