|Hometown:||Fountain Valley, Calif.|
|High School:||Edison HS|
SOUTH CAROLINA: Played in 30 games for the Gamecocks under Head Coach Ray Tanner Had 13 hits including a home run and 13 RBI, starting 19 contests.
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Golden West Community College in Huntington Beach, Calif. under Coach Bert Villaralle Selected in the 25th round of 2002 draft by the Seattle Mariners and in 2003 by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 42nd round.
EDISON H.S.: Played three varsity seasons at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. under Coach Matt Mossilleo Was a two-time All-Sunset League selection and won the league's Rookie of the Year award as a sophomore As a junior, he helped the Chargers win the CIF Div. II Championship Played with the Long Beach Cardinals team, winning the 2003 Connie Mack League National Championship in 2003 Also played high school football.
PERSONAL: Born on August 19, 1983, in Long Beach, Calif. Parents are Randy and Pam Vanderhook Is the nephew of Titans' Assistant Coach Rick Vanderhook Full name is Cory Tillman Vanderhook Nickname is C-Hook Has a sister (Cara) Says both of his grandfathers are his greatest influences Majoring in communications Would like to see South Carolina and BYU added to the Titans' schedule In his spare time, he likes to hang out with friends His biggest sports thrill was winning the Connie Mack World Series in 2002 Models his game after A.J. Pierzenski Favorites include: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), Wedding Crashers, Longest Yard, and The Program (movies), Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Jennifer Garner (actors), Jay-Z, Tim McGraw, and Toby Keith (musical artists), Cobb (book), TheFaceBook.com (web site).