Former UW-Eau Claire Head Football Coach Jailed in Child Porn Investigation

Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 --- 6:00p.m.

From WEAU:

MANKATO, Minn. (WEAU) - A former UW-Eau Claire head football coach is in jail in the midst of a child pornography investigation.

Todd Hoffner, who is now head football coach at Minnesota State University-Mankato, was booked in the Blue Earth County Jail in Minnesota on Use of Minors in Sexual Performance/Pornographic Work. He has not been charged.

A school spokesman says Hoffner has been placed on leave. Authorities were at Hoffner's Eagle Lake home today.

Hoffner was head football coach at UW-Eau Claire from 1999-2005. He led the Blugolds to a record of 42-28. That winning percentage of 60% is second highest in program history. Hoffner only had one losing season at UW-Eau Claire. In 2006, he left to become offensive coordinator at South Dakota.


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