|Team||Cal State Fullerton|
May 31, 1961 |
|Alma mater||Trinity University|
|1984||Cal State Fullerton Titans|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985–1988||Cal State Fullerton (asst.)|
|1989–1990||Cal State Northridge (asst.)|
|1991–2007||Cal State Fullerton (asst.)|
|2012–present||Cal State Fullerton|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
As head coach:
As assistant coach:
Richard Dean "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.
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. He completed his bachelor's degree in physical education at Trinity University in 2003.
Head coaching record
|Cal State Fullerton Titans (Big West Conference) (2012–present)|
|2012||Cal State Fullerton||36–21||17–7||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2013||Cal State Fullerton||51–10||23–4||1st||NCAA Super Regional|
|2014||Cal State Fullerton||34–24||14–10||4th||NCAA Regional|
|2015||Cal State Fullerton||39–25||19–5||1st||College World Series|
|2016||Cal State Fullerton||36–23||17–7||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2017||Cal State Fullerton||39–24||15–9||3rd||College World Series|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- "2012 Big West Conference Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
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