Clay Van Hook

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Clayton B. Van Hook

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

The son of scout and college coach Kyle Van Hook, Clay Van Hook has been an assistant college coach.

Clay was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 43rd round of the 2003 amateur draft out of high school (three picks before Max Scherzer) but did not sign. After a year at Navarro College, he hit .266/.407/.294 as a sophomore at Texas. The school won the 2005 College World Series. He fell to .244/.382/.289 in 2006 and was 4 for 17 with four walks as a senior. The Seattle Mariners chose him in the 45th round of the 2007 amateur draft; he did not sign.

Van Hook then went into coaching. He was a student-coach at Texas in 2008, then was an assistant at McNeese State University (2009-2011) and Rice University (2012- ).