Joe Brockhoff – Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame
Baseball Coach, 1969-93
East Jefferson HS/Tulane University
Joe Brockhoff, one of the men who helped develop Tulane University into a nationally-recognized baseball power, was among the Class of 2008 of the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame.
His distinguished career at Tulane spanned 19 seasons from 1975 to 1993. His record of 641-350-2 comprises the most coaching victories in team history, including seven trips to the NCAA regionals. He had eight teams top the 70 percent win mark, including 32-10 in 1977, 49-15 in 1986 and 44-16 in 1987.
Brockhoff’s teams won Metro Conference Tournament titles in 1979, 1982 and 1992. He was named the conference’s Coach of the Year in 1991, and his players earned All-Metro honors a total of 30 times.
He had seven athletes reach the major leagues and a total of 32 were drafted by big league teams. Seven of his players earned All-America accolades, four were named Freshman All-Americans and two received Academic All-American recognitions.
Prior to moving to Tulane, Brockhoff coached East Jefferson High School’s baseball team to two state championships and four district titles in six years. His career record was 76-16 with the Warriors.
Brockhoff was named Louisiana’s Class 4A Coach of the Year in 1970 and 1972 and New Orleans’ Coach of the Year in 1974.
He holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.