Arkansas announces contract extension for Dave Van Horn
Arkansas has managed to keep arguably the best baseball coach in the country for the next decade as program AD Hunter Yurachek has officially announced the Razorbacks have agreed to terms on a contract extension for Dave Van Horn.
Van Horn’s extension is for an added five years, which extends his contract through 2031 in Fayetteville.
The leader of the Arkansas baseball program is set to make $1.25 million annually with his new deal. Van Horn will also have the ability to make more with scheduled increases to his base salary and additional incentive compensation based on the Razorbacks’ success on the field.
Van Horn is being rewarded for leading Arkansas to its first outright regular-season SEC championship since 1999 and its first ever conference tournament championship — which the Razorbacks both accomplished on the diamond in 2021.
“Dave Van Horn is Razorback Baseball,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said. “Since returning to campus almost 20 years ago to lead the OmaHogs, he has embodied what it truly means to be a Razorback; hard work, passion, loyalty and excellence. As Coach Van Horn and I sat down after this past season, his number one priority was to have the long-term security that ensured he was our Head Baseball Coach into the next decade. Coach Van Horn’s new contract provides he and his family with that security and provides our passionate Razorback fan base with the comfort of knowing our baseball program remains in great hands for the foreseeable future.”