posted September 30, 2003

Glenn VanWieren a Member of Coaches Hall of Fame

In recognition of his dedicated service and success in coaching, Glenn Van Wieren will be inducted into the Michigan Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

The honor will be presented by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan at its annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Holly, Mich.

Under Van Wieren's leadership, Hope men's basketball has become one of the nation's most highly respected NCAA Division III programs.

A product of the Hope basketball program himself, Van Wieren has guided the Flying Dutchmen to a record fourteen Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championships and appearances in sixteen NCAA Division III post-season tournaments.

The 2002-03 Flying Dutchmen posted a 23-5 record to mark a school-record 24th consecutive winning campaign. The team's 23rd victory was the 500th under Van Wieren.

Van Wieren has coached two teams -- 83-84 and 94-95 -- through unbeaten regular season campaigns. The 1996 and 1998 teams finished second nationally.

Van Wieren is Hope's winningest basketball coach with a record of 500-174.

Van Wieren stands as one of the outstanding athletes in the history of Hope College. A 1964 graduate, he earned 11 letters during his four years at Hope and on four occasions was awarded all-conference honors by the MIAA.