The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 11, 2013

Former WVU assistant VanHalanger gets another award

By Mickey Furfari
For The Register-Herald

MORGANTOWN — Dave VanHalanger has learned that he will be inducted into the West  Virginia University School of Physical Education Sports Hall of Fame.

It will be the latest of several honors for the widely known Mountaineer football offensive tackle of 1973-74-75. He served as a co-captain in his senior season and was All-East.

VanHalanger, a native of Turtle Creek, Pa., is currently Director of Player Welfare at the University  of Georgia. He had served 10 years as that school’s Director of Strength and Conditioning.

During his 13 years at UGA, he has been part of a staff that has led Georgia to 118 victories, eight bowl wins, two SEC championships, five SEC Eastern Division titles, and seven Top 10 finishes in the final national polls.

The latter included No. 2 in 2007 and No. 3 in 2002.