Kory DeHaan

Kory DeHaan

Kory DeHaan was one of six people inducted into the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) Hall of Fame Jan. 18, in ceremonies held in Cedar Rapids.

Joining DeHaan, the former Pella Christian graduate in the 2020 Hall of Fame Class were Ron Anderson, Iowa Falls, Scott Belger, Creston, Sherry Freese, Davenport, Mike Botts, Davenport and Joel Holst, Wartburg College.

DeHaaan also worked as a clinician at the IHSBCA event along with coaches from the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners organization along with college from around the nation.

DeHaan worked for many years as a coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In high school DeHaan led Pella Christian to a state baseball title in 1994 when State was contested at Marshalltown.

It was during the time the Eagles were tearing it up on the basketball court winning state titles in 1990, 1992 and again in 1993 in Des Moines.

DeHaan was a major league baseball outfielder. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh round of the 1997 MLB draft. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the San Diego Padres in April of 2000 and appeared in his final game Sept. 29, 2002.

DeHaan was credited with two home runs in the major leagues.

DeHaan is the batting coach of the Bradenton Marauders. A team located in Bradenton, Florida that plays in the Florida State League in Class A advanced. The team is an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Kory DeHaan has been in the Pirates organization for over eight years.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the Knoxville newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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