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Hofman leaves University to help start Miami charter school

 

Special to The Miami Herald

Rich Hofman, the first baseball coach in Florida prep history to win 1,000 games, said Thursday he has left Broward County’s University School to help start a new co-educational charter school in Miami.

Starting in August, Hofman will be the athletic director and head baseball coach for SLAM, which stands for Sports Leadership and Management. The school’s nickname will be the Titans.

Hofman, who has won 10 state titles, experienced his greatest success in Miami, leading Westminster Christian to the No. 1 national ranking in 1992 and 1996.

Ironically, Alex Tamargo, who played second base and center field for Hofman on the 1991 Westminster team, will serve as SLAM’s principal.

“It’s exciting to work with one of my former players,” said Hofman, who will be replaced at University by his assistant, Eddie Tisdale. “Now, Alex will be my boss.”

The new school is located at 12th Avenue and NW 6th Street, inside a seven-story building that is currently under construction. The 500-seat gym will be on the seventh floor, with views overlooking the city.

SLAM, which is being run by the owners of Mater Academy, has room for 980 students in grades six through 12. It will likely compete in Class 3A, and it is geared toward students who want to go to college and major in a sports-related field.

Tamargo said he has already received applications from 200 students. He added that once there are 981 applications, then it will go to a lottery process.

Students will choose a career path such as physical therapy, communications or the marketing/business side of sports.

On the athletic side, the Titans will compete in a wide variety of sports. Every sport available for boys will also be available for girls, except for wrestling, which is for males only.

Wrestling, basketball and volleyball will be held in the Titans’ gym. Football and flag football, cross-country, track and field, soccer and tennis will be held at Moore Park. Swimming and water polo will be at Hadley Park. Baseball will likely be at Curtis Park, and the golf team is looking into having Melreese as its home course. In addition, softball will be at Fern Isle.

Tamargo said it is “surreal” to get the chance to open this school alongside Hofman.

“We’ve been talking about this for eight years,” he said. “After everything he has done for me and a lot of other ballplayers, it’s great to be able to reunite.”

ALL-STAR GAMES

• The third annual Miami Dolphins Dade vs. Broward All-Star game will be played Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium. The game will once again feature standouts from both counties.

Miami-Dade leads the series over Broward 2-0, having won last year’s game 36-26. Tickets are $12 per person.

• Close to 90 standout high school football players from Miami-Dade and Broward counties will compete Saturday when TRU Sports Foundation hosts its Fourth Annual Public vs. Private All-Star Game at Monsignor Pace High School. The coin toss will be conducted by City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert, and the kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

Players will be joined on the sideline by former and current NFL players, including ex-Monsignor Pace and University of Miami cornerback and current Pittsburgh Steeler DeMarcus Van Dyke. The Public squad will be looking to avenge last year’s 18-17 loss when Belen Jesuit’s Sergio Sroka nailed a 29-yard field goal on the last play of the game to give the Private team the win and a 2-1 series lead.

Archbishop Carroll coach Raviel Maisonet will head the Private team while Miami Norland coach Daryle Heidelburg will lead the way for the Public team. Halftime will feature a Battle of the Bands event between American High School and Mater Academy.

“It was a tremendous game last year, and we’re looking for an even better one this year,” game organizer Mario Smith said. “We’re extremely excited to host an All-Star game that not only allows players, parents and fans alike to experience an action-packed and competitive contest between some of South Florida’s top public and private schools, but incorporates time in the schedule for athletes to go out and make a difference in the lives of others, truly making this a community-wide event.”

Game tickets are $5 for high school students with a valid ID and $10 for general admission (children under 3 are admitted free). For more information, contact Smith or Claudienne Hibert at 305-740-2822 or visit www.trusportsfoundation.org.

BILL DALEY

STATISTICS

Coaches can submit their statistics for basketball and soccer to The Miami Herald for inclusion in our leaderboards next week. Please email stats to either dadepreps@miamiherald.com in Dade or hssports@miamiherald.com in Broward no later than Sunday evening for the following week.

RESULTS

Coaches, please report your game results and statistics by emailing them to dadepreps@miamiherald.com before 10 p.m. on the night when your game is played. Also, please call 305-376-3700 to confirm receipt of your results.

BOYS’ SOCCER

•  Miami Country 1, Archbishop Curley 0: Maurizio Boano goal. Mitchell Mosheim shutout. MC 13-3-3.

•  Jackson 3, Hialeah 1: Maximilian Tejera 2 goals, assist. Charlie Aguilera goal. Kenny Lopez assist.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

•  Coral Gables 6, Varela 0: Nelly Sagarra 4 goals. Marianna Babboni goal, assist. Danielle Riesco goal. Hadley Stringer 2 assists. CG 15-4.

•  Dade Christian 5, Hillel 0: Amanda Martin goal, assist. Abby Clanton goal, assist. Emily Tarasuik goal, assist.

•  MAST 7, Southwest 0: Joanna Gomez 3 goals. Mariana Speckmaier 2 goals. Haely Zidik goal, assist. MAST 8-4-5.

•  Mater Academy 2, TERRA 0: Karly Villar goal. Nayla Cespedes goal. Julia Sanchez shutout (19). MA 21-2-1.

•  Florida Christian 8, Archbishop Curley 0: Katelyn Godoy 2 goals, assist. Alexia Iglesias 2 goals. Alexis Stanish goal, 2 assists. FC 6-5-3.

•  South Miami 4, Central 0: Veronica Burns 2 goals. Dolsin Rivas goal. Natalie Dominguez goal. SM 11-8-1.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

• Miami Country Day: 69, Dade Christian 10 – MCD (18-0): Mackenzie 8, Swaby 13, B.Blot-7, Lewis 14, Minott 14, Edwards 2, Kotalik 4, Alvarez 7. DC: Rodriguez 9, Edwards 1. Halftime: MCD 47-10. Three-pointers: Lewis 1, Minott 1. Rebounds: Minott 9. Assists: Mackenzie 5. Steals: Mackenzie 6.

• Ransom 51, Doral 30 – RE: Crotty 7, Lopez 8, Bakes 3, Smith 2, Oppenheim 2, Schatz 5, Deutch 12, Stern 4, McDowell 3, Keyes 4, Hallman 1. DA: M. Neres 12, Rivero 3, Machado 12, Grafals 1, Ma. Neres 2. Three-pointers: Machado 4, Deutch 3, Bakes 1, Rivero 1. Rebounds: Brandy Smith 8. Steals: Jennifer Deutch 5. Assists: Jennifer Deutch 4

• Coral Reef 63, Westminster Christian 6 – CR (16-4): Esdaile 15, Toussant 11, Charles 7, Arabitg 6, R. Alespeiti 5, Rodriguez 4, Alespeiti 4, Schonenberg 3, Hollin 3, Delancy 2, Ferguson 2, Flores 2, Sanders 2. WC: Poveda 3, Labuzan 2, Figueroa 1. Three-pointers: Esdaile 5, R. Alespeiti 1, Schonenberg 1. Rebounds: Arabitg 11. Steals: Delancy 4, Esdaile 4. Assists: R. Alespeiti 2.

• Late Wednesday – Jackson 62, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 49 – JAC (8-6): Ohillips 17, Chavalier 3, Porter 11, D. Brown 8, Thompson 9, Neal 10, Johnson 4. HML: Gato 6, Roman 4, McDonald 4, Montesino 8, Ellis 6, Santana 8, Francois 4, Celestino 7. Halftime: 22-22. Rebounds: Thompson 8. Assists: Porter 8. Steals: Porter 12.

• Late Wednesday – Miami High 52, Miami Beach 34: MH: Reid 8, Mendoza 10, Pierre 4, Sweeting2, Johnson 2, Kimborough 3, Guerrero 8, Mompremier 15. MB: Morgan 8, Reque 9, Hewn 11, Nedrick 4, Hopkins 2. Halftime 21-21. Rebounds: Mompremier 15. Steals: Mendoza 4. Assists: Mendoza 4.

• Late Wednesday – Ferguson 55, Southwest 30 – FER: Gomez 3, Doctor 4, Mendez 4, Reyes 1, Molina 6, Taghioff 10, Lopez 5, Johnson 21. Halftime: FER 32-12. Rebounds: Johnson 10. Assists: Gomez 5. Steals: Molina 7.

• Late Wednesday – Miami Country Day 61, Archbishop Curley 16 – MCD (17-0): Mackenzie 13, Swaby 6, B.Blot 8, Lewis 25, Minott 5, L.Blot 4. CUR: Edgecomb 7, Hyppolite 2, Philippe 3, Morley 2, Chezy 2. Halftime: MCD 51-4. Three-pointers: Mackenzie, Lewis 3. Assists: Mackenzie 5. Rebounds: L.Blot 5, B.Blot 5. Steals: Minott 6.

• Late Tuesday – Jackson 76, Goleman 59 – JAC (7-6): Ohillips 23, Chavalier 10, Porter 11, D. Brown 6, Thompson 20, M. Brown 2, Johnson 5. GOL: Castel 2, Lopez 6, Cargas 2, W. Lopez 13, Moore 4, Russo 10, Suarez 9, Quintana 13. Halftime: JAC 29-25. Rebounds: D. Brown 7. Assists: Porter 8. Steals: Phillips 5.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

• Jackson 94, Pace 90 – JAC (9-6): Phillips 37, Porter 28, Thompson 13, Brown 10, Neal 2, Raymond 2, Chavelier 2. PAC: Duarte 29, Thomas 14, Jean 17, Justino 10, Ray 4, Hegan 2, Nunez 3, Irv 5. Halftime: JAC 55-43. Rebounds: Thompson 9. Assists: Porter 12. Steals: Porter 6.

• Booker T. 42, Edison 41 – BTW (14-3): Spiller 15, Holcomb 3, Pitpit 7, Williams 4, Passmore 2, Jackson 7, Henvill 4. EDI (12-4): King 12, Labady 2, Thelon 2, Grimes 4, Dervil 19, Oristil 2.Halftime: BTW 20-15. Three-pointers: Spiller, Pitpit, King 2, Dervil. Assists: Spiller 4. Steals: Spiller 4.

• Dade Christian 60, Miami Country Day 59 – DC: Miller 15, Sampson 28, Ferguson 10, Vallejo 2, Perera 3, Batten 2. MCD: Clements 2, Parizo 14, Woodside 8, ZImmer 16, Kydd 17. Halftime: DCS 29-27. Three-pointers: Miller 3, Ferguson 2, Perera 1, Parizo 2. Rebounds: Sampson 11. Assists: Sampson 5. Steals: Sampson 4. Varela 49, Coral Park 47: VAR: Gutierrez 15, Lafontant 12, Pujol 10, J. Baez 8, Navarro 4. CP: Cisneros 3, Sotolongo 12, Bermudez 6, Delgado 3, Thomas 2, Hernandez 4, Pimentel 17.Three-Pointers: Gutierrez 5, Pujol 2, Baez 1, Cisneros 1, Sotolongo 2, Delgado 1, Hernandez 1, Pimentel 1. Rebounds: Pujol 8. Steals: Pujol 3. Assists: Navarro 3, Pujol 3.

•  Westwood Christian 80, Westminster Christian 57 – WC (12-3): Shoon 10, Conceicao 17, Gonzalez 5, Molina 2, Ramis 25, Joseph 17, Mortensen 4. WMC: Miller 6, McClean 22, Rane 4, Ira 8, Potter 4, Cutlins 6. Halftime: WEC 37-24. Three-pointers: Ramis 6, Joseph 1, McClean 2. Rebounds: Conceicao 15. Assists: Ramis 5. Steals: Shoon, Ramis 5.

•  Columbus 68, Southwest 37 – COL (16-3) Melendez 16, Cortina 6, Minervino 10, Sires 12, Gutierrez 5, Rico 6, Vanzant 2, Sawyer 2, O’Brien 6, Rodriguez 3. SW: Knowles 2, Bornemann 6, Diaz 10, Juanes 2, Aluma 4, Noda 7, Garcia 6. Halftime: COL 36-16. Three-pointers: Melendez 4, Cortina 2, Minervino 2, Sires 4, Gutierrez 1, O’Brien 1. Assists: Minervino 6. Rebounds: Rodriguez: 7. Steals: Minervino 3, Melendez 3.

• Northwest Christian 90, Horeb Christian 54 – NWC: D. Jones 33,S.Roger 18, A.Goring 14. HC: Villaverde 27, Mazon 13, Sosa 9. Halftime: NCA 41-21. Rebounds: R.Fondrose 12. Assists: D.Jones 16. Steals: D.Jones 8.

•  South Miami 74, Braddock 41 – SM: Cratit 17, Lopez 16, PerezLaham 10, Simmons 10, Lobue 7, Bartley 7, Ricondo 4, Barney 2. BRA: Arrieta 10, Ramos 6, Fernandez 6, Farinas 4, Echemendia 5, Garcia 3, Baron 3, Mendoza 2. Rebounds: Lopez 17. Assists: PerezLaham 6. Steals: PerezLaham 3.

• Hialeah Gardens 63, Krop 35 – HG: Simoza 18, Gonzalez 13, Scilingo 8, Leonardo 8, Huertas 7, Kurnick 4, Frye 2, Sanchez 2.

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