Eldon W. Hoy
Mifflinburg Area School District
Office Phone: 570-966-8246
Cell Phone: 570-716-4479
A graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School (1984), Eldon takes great pride in the district's athletic programs. In high school, he participated in basketball, baseball and track & field. After graduation, he attended Lock Haven University where he majored in Secondary Education Mathematics with a specialization in Computer Science, graduating in 1988. Since then, Eldon has been teaching various mathematics courses and computer programming in the Mifflinburg Area School District. In 2011, he became the Athletic Director, when Mr. Bob Manotti retired after many years of service. Then, in 2018, when Mr. David Oberlin retired, he took over the supervision of attendance, transportation and safety for the district.
Coaching was a passion of Eldon’s since high school. After returning to Mifflinburg, he coached JV basketball for 2 years and varsity basketball for 21 years (7 with the girls’ program and 14 with the boys’ team). He also assisted many years with the Wildcat track & field program. In his tenure as head coach of the Mifflinburg Boys’ Basketball team, he compiled over 200 wins and won 5 league championships, culminating in the school’s first District IV Championship in the sport of basketball (2011). Valued more, however, were the relationships that were developed over the years with many athletes, parents, coaches and officials that he now considers friends.
Eldon’s family includes his wife, Lori, and two children, Zac and Kira. Lori is a Lock Haven University graduate and women’s basketball standout - LHU's Female Athlete of the Year in 1987. She also teaches in the Mifflinburg School District. Son, Zac, graduated from Messiah College in 2015 as a double major (Sports Management/Marketing) and then served as a Graduate Assistant at Messiah College, earning his master's degree in 2017. In high school, Zac was a 1,000 point scorer and the Daily Item Player of the Year in 2011 as the starting point guard for that District IV Championship team. Zac also reached the 1,000 point plateau in his collegiate career for the Messiah Falcons and now serves as the Falcons assistant coach. Zac recently maried Holly Burgard, standout soccer player for the Messiah Falcons. Daughter, Kira, is a graduate of Western Michigan University, having competed on the Bronco Gymnastics Team. While at WMU, she achieved a carreer-high 9.9 on the balance beam and was named the Bronco's Senior Gymnast of the Year. She was also named to the MAC All-Academic Team, while studying Communications and Public Relations. In 2011, she qualified and competed in the USGA Level 10 National Gymnastics Championships in Long Beach, CA and in 2014, she again qualified and competed at the championships in Jackson, MI. In high school, she also competed in Track & Field for Mifflinburg, grabbing the 2013 District Championship in the High Jump and finishing 11th in the PIAA AAA state championships.