B.O. Van Hook

Born: 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.

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