History with Chuck: Virginia ‘Ginny’ Hofmann, CHS grad and Hall of Fame field hockey/LAX coach at Germantown Academy

Virginia “Ginny” Hofmann, a 1972 Cheltenham High School graduate, an Inquirer Lacrosse Coach of the Year and Montgomery County coaches Hall of Famer, is the retired head field hockey and lacrosse coach at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington.

Hofmann coached field hockey at Germantown Academy for 36 years, winning 363 games and five Inter-Ac League championships. As the head lacrosse coach for 39 years, Ginny won 370 games and seven Inter-Ac titles in addition to producing 16 All-Americans.

In October 2021, the school held the inaugural ‘Ginny Hofmann Sports Day’ as a tribute to Hofmann’s many contributions to athletics at Germantown Academy.

“I love everything about GA. If I could have designed my ideal job, I couldn’t have come any closer than working at GA- coaching, teaching, traveling, working in all three divisions of the school, meeting prospective families, participating in Belfry, attending games, concerts, plays. Work always turned into fun,” she said.

According to local historian Chuck Langerman, Hofmann played field hockey and lacrosse at Cheltenham High in addition to being a member of the swim team. She received an M.A. in Health Education from Arcadia University in 1980.

She still works at Germantown Academy as the Associate Athletic Director/Assistant Admissions Director. For her full list of accolades as a coach, you can click here.

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