5 - Cory Vanderhook
Cory Vanderhook
Born: 08/19/1983
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.
High School: Edison HS
College: South Carolina
Position: Catcher
B/T: S/R
Experience: 1V

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).