Bob Hoffman (born July 18, 1957) is an American college basketball coach and current head men's basketball coach at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He is a graduate of Putnam City High School in Warr Acres, Oklahoma and went to Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee to play basketball. He met his wife there and after graduation he was hired at Piedmont High School in Piedmont, Oklahoma just northwest of Oklahoma City. He was then hired as the head women's basketball coach at Southern Nazarene University, where his team won the NAIA national championship in 1989. From there he returned to his alma mater as men's coach for the following ten years.
From OBU he was the coach at University of Texas-Pan American then back to Oklahoma where he served as an assistant to Kelvin Sampson at the University of Oklahoma until Sampson was found to have committed numerous NCAA violations. After an investigation of the entire coaching staff, Hoffman was cleared by the NCAA of any wrongdoing, and parted ways with the program. Prior to his current role at Mercer University, Hoffman went on to coach in the American Basketball League and the NBA Development League. He was hired on March 27, 2008 to replace Mark Slonaker. He led Mercer to the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship as well as the University's first NCAA Tournament victory in an upset of No. 6 Duke on March 21, 2014.
Hoffman won his 400th game as a men's college coach when Mercer defeated Lipscomb University on January 26, 2013. With the victory, Hoffman is 488-239 as a men's and women's college coach. In addition, he previously served as head coach of the Arkansas Aeros in the American Basketball Association and of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA Development League. Coach Hoffman holds the distinction of being the first coach in NCAA Division 1 Men's basketball history to post a victory in each of the collegiate post season basketball tournaments.
Hoffman is a Christian. Hoffman and Mercer President William D. Underwood are both graduates of Oklahoma Baptist University.