Christine VanHook is entering her fifth season as the head coach of the women's basketball team. She became the sixth head coach in program history for the Lions. VanHook, assistant women’s basketball coach and head softball coach at Grove City and 2011 graduate of the College, was a basketball standout as an undergraduate.
VanHook posted her first winning season in just her second year with Behrend. She earned AMCC Coach of the Year honors for mentoring the team to a second-place finish during the regular season and posting a 15-12 overall record to rank the 15th most improved team in Division III for the 2015-16.
A three-time All-PAC first-team choice at Grove City from 2007-11, VanHook finished as the program’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,634 points. She led the PAC in scoring her final two years and was second in rebounding. VanHook was also a four-year starter in the infield for the Grove City softball team, earning All-PAC honors each season.
Before returning to Grove City last year, VanHook spent two seasons as the graduate assistant for the Waynesburg women’s basketball program. She also assisted the softball team for one season (2013).
VanHook came back to her alma mater to assist the women’s basketball team and was also named interim head softball coach. In her first season, she led the Wolverines to a 12-21 overall record and 6-12 mark in the PAC. In addition to coaching, VanHook also spent one year as an instructor of physical education in circuit training.
A communication studies major at Grove City, she received a master's degree in business administration from Waynesburg in 2013.