DAVID L. VAN HORN (Deceased)
Inducted: May 15, 2008 in Carmel, IN
Date of Birth: January 12, 1941 in Beech Grove, IN
High School Attended: Beech Grove Graduated: 1959
High School Honors: All-Marion County and All-Capital District Conference in football.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1963
College Honors: Played as a freshman
Coaching Experience: 40 years as assistant coach - Beech Grove 7 years; Hollywood Hills, FL, 1 year; Carmel HS 32 years; career coaching record 327-121; Carmel coaching record 293-85.
Coaching Honors: While at Carmel - tournament record 65-19; 20 Sectional, 11 Regional, 6 Semi-state, and 5 State Championships (1978, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1989); 4 undefeated seasons (1978, 1980, 1981, 1986); IFCA District 8 Assistant Coach of the Year.
Outstanding Players Coached: Mark Herrman (Purdue/NFL), Matt Elliott (Michigan/NFL), Mark Hagen (Indiana/college coach), Bart Burrell (Purdue), Shawn Heffern (Notre Dame/NFL), Bo Belden (Indiana/coach), Rob McCreary (Georgetown, KY/NFL), Jon Burman (Texas A&M/Illinois/NFL), B. J. Hammer (Wabash/college coach), John Hebert (Purdue/coach), and 42 players who participated in IFCA North-South All-Star Game.
Special Recognition: Inducted into Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame; past-president of Beech Grove HS Alumni Association.
Coach Van Horn passed away November 5, 2013.