Happy birthday, Dave. I miss you and wish you were here. I think about you every day...
It was only when a recent newsletter was returned that we learned of Coach Van Horn's untimely passing. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, into which Dave was most deservedly inducted in 2008, we send our sincere condolences to family and friends.
Gerry Keesling, IFHOF President
I'd known Dave since he started teaching at Carmel High School and the one constant with him was his positive attitude. He taught me how to broadcast wrestling on WHJE and made many fans of high school wrestling. Thanks for all you did for our station and the kids that you worked with at WHJE.
Dave was my geometry teacher and football coach at Beech Grove High School. When he and John Lyzott(sp)got together you could not stop laughing. I visited you several times when you were in the hospital and could not believe you remeember specific plays that I was involved in forty years earlier. Thanks coach for rverything you did for me. D. B. Smith