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Dave Van Horn
Dave van Horn during warmups with the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Dave van Horn during warmups with the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Title Head Coach
College University of Arkansas
Sport Baseball
Conference Southeastern Conference
Born September 17, 1960.
Place of birth Fullerton, CA
Career highlights
Overall 820-374 (20 seasons)
Championships
2004 SEC, 2001 Big XII, 1995 and 1997 Southland Conference, 1994 Division II National Champion, 1992 Texas Eastern Conference
Awards
SEC Coach of the Year: 2004

Baseball America National Coach of the Year: 2001

Big 12 Coach of the Year: 2001

ABCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year: 2000, 2001

Southland Coach of the Year: 1995, 1997

NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year: 1994

ABCA Central Region Coach of the Year: 1994

All-Southwest Conference, infielder, 1982

Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year, 1982

Playing career
6 McLennan Community College 19801981

Arkansas: 1982

Atlanta Braves organization: 19821984

Position Infield
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
20 Arkansas: 2003-Present, Nebraska: 19982002, Northwestern Louisiana State: 19951997, Central Missouri State: 1994, Texarkana Community College: 19891993, Arkansas: 19851988 (graduate assistant)

Dave Van Horn (born September 17, 1960) is the current head baseball coach of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team, which plays its home games in recently renovated Baum Stadium. He has been the head coach since June of 2002 when he took over for legendary Arkansas coach Norm DeBriyn.

Prior to the 2009 season, Coach Van Horn holds a record of 235-134 (.637) as coach of the Razorbacks, and a career record of 820-374 (.687) in his 20 seasons of head coaching.[1]

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Playing career

Dave Van Horn played baseball at McLennan Community College in Texas for two years, earning all-conference and all-region honors as a freshman, while helping the Highlanders finish third in the NJCAA College World Series. His next season brought more individual and team success, as the team finished fourth in the nation and Van Horn earning All American and Region 5 Player of the Year accolades. Turning down the Chicago White Sox, who drafted him, he transferred to Arkansas for the 1982 season.

As a Razorback, Van Horn would earn All-Southwest Conference and SWC Newcomer of the Year awards for his performance. He was also recognized as team MVP. The Atlanta Braves selected van Horn in the 10th round, where he would spend his next three years in the minor leagues.

Family

Coach Van Horn met his wife, the former Karen Lee, while serving as a graduate assistant at Arkansas. The couple has two daughters, Hollan and Mariel.

Alma mater

Team accomplishments

Dave van Horn departs the field after a 2009 mound visit in Baum Stadium.

Dave Van Horn's teams have had plenty of success, reaching the College World Series four times as head coach, twice while at Arkansas (2004, 2009), the other two during his tenure at Nebraska (2001 and 2002). As a graduate assistant at Arkansas he has reached the CWS twice more, in 1985 and 1987. Coach Van Horn has also led nine straight teams to the postseason NCAA tournament, from 1999–present.

Arkansas reached the SEC Tournament every year under Van Horn as head coach from 2003-2007 and again in 2009. The 2008 team did not qualify for the SEC Tournament but qualified for the NCAA Tournament.[2]

Notes and references

  1. ^ 2009 Arkansas Razorback Baseball Media Guide [1]
  2. ^ 2009 Arkansas Baseball Media Guide [2]

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For the Florida Marlins and former Montreal Expos baseball announcer, see Dave Van Horne.
Dave Van Horn
File:Dave van
Manager of the Arkansas Razorbacks
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team University of Arkansas
Conference Southeastern Conference
Biographical details
Born September 17, 1960.
Place of birth Fullerton, CA
Playing career
6 McLennan Community College 19801981

Arkansas: 1982

Atlanta Braves organization: 19821984

Position Infield
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
20 Arkansas: 2003-Present, Nebraska: 19982002, Northwestern Louisiana State: 19951997, Central Missouri State: 1994, Texarkana Community College: 19891993, Arkansas: 19851988 (graduate assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 861-398 (21 seasons)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2004 SEC, 2001 Big XII, 1995 and 1997 Southland Conference, 1994 Division II National Champion, 1992 Texas Eastern Conference
Awards
SEC Coach of the Year: 2004

Baseball America National Coach of the Year: 2001

Big 12 Coach of the Year: 2001

ABCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year: 2000, 2001

Southland Coach of the Year: 1995, 1997

NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year: 1994

ABCA Central Region Coach of the Year: 1994

All-Southwest Conference, infielder, 1982

Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year, 1982

Dave Van Horn (born September 17, 1960) is the current head baseball coach of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team, which plays its home games in recently renovated Baum Stadium. He has been the head coach since June of 2002 when he took over for legendary Arkansas coach Norm DeBriyn.

Prior to the 2010 season, Coach Van Horn holds a record of 276-158 (.636) as coach of the Razorbacks, and a career record of 861-398 (.684) in his 21 seasons of head coaching.[1]

Contents

Playing career

[[File:|thumb|left|200px|Dave van Horn during warmups with the Arkansas Razorbacks.]] Dave Van Horn played baseball at McLennan Community College in Texas for two years, earning all-conference and all-region honors as a freshman, while helping the Highlanders finish third in the NJCAA College World Series. His next season brought more individual and team success, as the team finished fourth in the nation and Van Horn earning All American and Region 5 Player of the Year accolades. Turning down the Chicago White Sox, who drafted him, he transferred to Arkansas for the 1982 season.

As a Razorback, Van Horn would earn All-Southwest Conference and SWC Newcomer of the Year awards for his performance. He was also recognized as team MVP. The Atlanta Braves selected van Horn in the 10th round, where he would spend his next three years in the minor leagues.

Family

Coach Van Horn met his wife, the former Karen Lee, while serving as a graduate assistant at Arkansas. The couple has two daughters, Hollan and Mariel.

Alma mater

Team accomplishments

File:Dave van Horn mound
Dave van Horn departs the field after a 2009 mound visit in Baum Stadium.

Dave Van Horn's teams have had plenty of success, reaching the College World Series four times as head coach, twice while at Arkansas (2004, 2009), the other two during his tenure at Nebraska (2001 and 2002). As a graduate assistant at Arkansas he has reached the CWS twice more, in 1985 and 1987. Coach Van Horn has also led nine straight teams to the postseason NCAA tournament, from 1999–present.

Arkansas reached the SEC Tournament every year under Van Horn as head coach from 2003–2007 and again in 2009. The 2008 team did not qualify for the SEC Tournament but qualified for the NCAA Tournament.[2]

2009

Arkansas went 34-22 in 2009, and set University records for single-game attendance (11,434) total season attendance, (269,216) and actual attendance (173,946). Despite beating #1 Arizona State twice, the Hogs faltered at the end of the season, losing their final eight SEC games.

2009 College World Series

Arkansas returned to Omaha in 2009. The team won the Norman by knocking off top-eight seed Oklahoma. The Hogs next defeated Florida State twice at Dick Howser Stadium to punch their ticket to the College World Series. The Razorbacks were not expected to do well at the Series, but defeated the favored Cal State Fullerton Titans. Next the Hogs were defeated by L. S .U., but staved off elimination the next day by beating Virginia in twelve innings. The Hogs were eliminated by eventual national champion LSU in game 11.

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