Steve Hokuf

Steve Hokuf
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1910-09-26)September 26, 1910
Wilber, Nebraska
Died July 1, 2000(2000-07-01) (aged 89)
Cockeysville, Maryland
Playing career
1929–1930 Nebraska
1932 Nebraska
1933–1935 Boston Redskins
1929–1931 Nebraska
1932–1933 Nebraska
Position(s) Quarterback, fullback, end (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936 Colorado Mines (line)
1937–1941 Wyoming (line)
1946 Wyoming (line)
1947–1948 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) (line)
1950 Columbia (assistant)
1951 Pittsburgh (line)
1952–1957 Lafayette
Head coaching record
Overall 25–27
Accomplishments and honors
2 Middle Three Conference (1954–1955)

Stephen Melvin Hokuf (September 26, 1910 – July 1, 2000) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Nebraska and professionally in the National Football League (NFL) as a quarterback and fullback for the Boston Redskins from 1933 to 1935. Hokuf served as the head football coach at Lafayette College from 1952 to 1957, compiling a record of 25–27.

Prior to his head coaching stint at Lafayette, Hokuf was an assistant football coach at a number of other colleges: Colorado School of Mines, the University of Wyoming, Columbia University and the University of Pittsburgh. He also coached for the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference from 1947 to 1948.[1] Hokuf earned a master's degree in education at the University of Wyoming and a doctorate in education from Columbia University in 1951. From 1958 to 1979, he worked in the athletic department at Baltimore Junior College—now Baltimore City Community College—serving as athletic director and coach of football and golf.[2] Hofuk died of a stroke on July 1, 2000 at his home in the Broadmead Retirement Community located in Cockeysville, Maryland.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Lafayette Leopards (Middle Three Conference) (1952–1957)
1952 Lafayette 0–9 0–2 3rd
1953 Lafayette 5–4 1–1 2nd
1954 Lafayette 4–5 1–1 T–1st
1955 Lafayette 6–2 2–0 1st
1956 Lafayette 6–3 0–2 3rd
1957 Lafayette 4–4 0–2 3rd
Lafayette: 25–27 4–8
Total: 25–27
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. Hughes, Carl (March 16, 1951). "Ex-For to Doctor Panther Line; Steve Hokuf, Nebraska Product, Hopes He'll Find Big, Tough Guys". The Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  2. "BCCC Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees". Baltimore City Community College Athletics. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  3. Kelly, Jacques (July 8, 2000). "Steve M. Hokuf, 89, BJC athletic coach". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 8, 2014.

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