After spending the last four years of his life at the University of Texas, Clay Van Hook will begin his coaching career at McNeese State. Clay was the Volunteer Assistant and was the First Base Coach and helped out with the infielders last year at the University of Texas.
Clay Van Hook was a three-year letterwinner at Texas, playing in 84 games, including 43 starts after transferring from Navarro College. He batted .266 with 21 runs, three doubles, 14 RBI and six stolen bases in 43 games during the Longhorns’ 2005 College World Series championship run. In 2006, Van Hook batted .244 with nine runs, two doubles, four RBI and three stolen bases in 24 games. Last season, he hit .235 with two runs and two RBI in 17 games, primarily as a pinch-hitter.