Rick Vanderhook

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Rick Vanderhook
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Cal State Fullerton
Conference Big West
Record 235-127
Biographical details
Born (1961-05-31) May 31, 1961 (age 56)
Lakewood, California
Alma mater Trinity University
Playing career
1981–1982 Cerritos CC
1984 Cal State Fullerton Titans
Position(s) Infielder
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1988 Cal State Fullerton (asst.)
1989–1990 Cal State Northridge (asst.)
1991–2007 Cal State Fullerton (asst.)
2009–2011 UCLA (asst.)
2012–present Cal State Fullerton
Head coaching record
Overall 235-127
Tournaments 17–14 (NCAA)
Accomplishments and honors

As head coach:

As assistant coach:

As player:

  • College World Series (1984)

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.[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] He completed his bachelor's degree in physical education at Trinity University in 2003.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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
Total: 235–127

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Rick Vanderhook". FullertonTitans.com. Archived from the original on May 26, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  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. 

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