Rick Vanderhook

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Rick Vanderhook
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Cal State Fullerton
Conference Big West
Record 121-55
Biographical details
Born (1961-05-31) May 31, 1961 (age 53)
Alma mater California State University, Fullerton
Playing career
?-1982
1983-1984
Cerritos Falcons
Cal State Fullerton Titans
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985-1988
1989-1990
1991-2007
2009-2011
2012-Present
Cal State Fullerton Titans (Asst.)
Cal State Northridge Matadors (Asst.)
Cal State Fullerton Titans (Asst.)
UCLA Bruins (Asst.)
Cal State Fullerton Titans
Head coaching record
Overall 121-55
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Big West Conference Regular Season Titles (2012, 2013)
3 NCAA Regional Appearances (2012, 2013, 2014)
1 NCAA Regional Title (2013)
1 NCAA Super Regional Appearance (2013)

Rick Vanderhook (born May 31, 1961) is an American college baseball coach who has been the head coach of CSUF Titans since prior to the 2012 season. Before becoming the head coach at Cal State Fullerton on June 24, 2011, Vanderhook was an assistant coach at several schools, including Cal State Fullerton from 1985-1988, Cal State Northridge Matadors from 1989-1990, Cal State Fullerton again from 1991-2007, and UCLA Bruins from 2009-2011. Vanderhook played at Cerritos College prior to transferring to Cal State Fullerton prior to the 1983 season. Vanderhook was a member of Fullerton's 1984 national championship team.[1][2][3]

Vanderhook has a close relationship with Oregon head coach George Horton. Vanderhook played college baseball under Horton at Cerritos College in the early 1980s, served as a Cal State Fullerton assistant with Horton under head coach Augie Garrido from 1991–1996, and assisted Horton at Cal State Fullerton from 1997–2007.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cal State Fullerton (Big West Conference) (2012–present)
2012 Cal State Fullerton 36-21 17-7 1st NCAA Eugene Regional
2013 Cal State Fullerton 51-10 23-4 1st NCAA Fullerton Super Regional
2014 Cal State Fullerton 34-24 14-10 4th NCAA Stillwater Regional
Total: 121-55

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "#28 Rick Vanderhook". FullertonTitans.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Fitt, Aaron (25 June 2011). "Fullerton Hires Rick Vanderhook". BaseballAmerica.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Youngman, Randy (5 February 2012). "Vanderhook Back Where He Belongs". OCRegister.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Fitt, Aaron (February 28, 2013). "Weekend Preview: March 1-3". BaseballAmerica.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2012 Big West Conference Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 10 June 2012.