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Mercer hires Hoffman to replace Slonaker as coach

Updated: March 27, 2008, 2:09 PM ET
Associated Press

MACON, Ga. -- Bob Hoffman, who has been successful as a college and minor-league professional coach, became men's basketball coach at Mercer University on Thursday.

He succeeded Mark Slonaker, whose contract was not renewed after going 11-19 this season and 6-10 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Slonaker coached the Bears for 11 seasons beginning in 1997 and had a 128-189 record.

Hoffman has a 400-171 coaching record at Texas-Pan American and Oklahoma Baptist, his alma mater. He also ...

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