Fred Hodson begins his fourth season on the Indiana Wesleyan basketball staff.
Hodson, a former Wildcat player, is no stranger to Grant County basketball. During his IWU career from 1988-91, Hodson scored 1,856 points, which currently places him fourth on the all time IWU scoring list. He previously held the record for career 3-point field goals made. Hodson received All Conference awards in 1989, 1990, and 1991. He also received NAIA All-District and NCCAA All-District awards in 1990 and 1991.
Upon graduating from Indiana Wesleyan in 1992, Hodson began his coaching career at Lakeview Christian. After three seasons of coaching the JV, Hodson accepted the head varsity coaching position. Over the past 18 years, Hodson has accumulated 16 years of coaching experience, including four as a varsity head coach in Indiana and Tennessee. Before taking a break from coaching to pursue his Masters Degree through Indiana Wesleyan, he was an assistant varsity coach and head JV coach at Mississinewa High School, his alma mater.
"Coach Tonagel has embraced and upheld the philosophy and spirit of Indiana Wesleyan University," says Coach Hodson. Coach Tonagel's leadership and relentless pursuit of excellence is contagious and inspiring. Coaches Tonagel and Clark require the same of themselves as they do of their players, only the best and nothing less. God has provided this opportunity and it is a privilege to be connected with IWU, once again, and Coach Tonagel."
Coach Hodson's primary responsibilities include assisting in practice, working with the guards, scouting, and recruiting. With over 15 years of individual instruction, Hodson has come to be known as "the Shot Doctor."
Hodson lives in Jonesboro and teaches elementary Physical Education at Westview and Northview Elementary, which are a part of the Mississinewa Community Schools.