B.O. Van Hook

B. O. Van HookBorn: November 15, 1899
Died: June 11, 1988
Hometown: Meridian, MS
Year of Induction: 1981


College Career

Millsaps (1915-1918)
  • Lettered in basketball and baseball (’17, ‘18)

 

Coaching Career

Seashore Campground School, Biloxi, MS (1919-1920, 1923-1925)

Wallace University School, Nashville, TN (1922)
Millsaps College (1925-1945)
  • Freshman football and basketball coach; Varsity baseball coach (’25-’28)
  • Athletic Director, Varsity basketball coach and assistant football coach (’28-’45)
  • Won 4 Dixie Conference Championships, basketball
  • Won 1 S.I.A.A. Championship, basketball
  • Attended Law School while coaching
  • Pascagoula Country Club (1946-1948)
  • Golf Pro
Southern Mississippi (1950-1969)
  • Coach of golf team and chairman of Mathematics Department
  • Golf teams won the Mississippi State Intercollegiate Championship (’63, ‘64, ’65)

 

Did You Know?

B.O. Van Hook shot three holes-in-one; one at the Mississippi Sanatorium at Magee on No. 7 hole, one at the Great Southern Course at Gulfport on No. 7 and one at the old USM course on No. 5.