Norm DeBriyn
Norm DeBriyn
Organization: University of Arkansas
Year: 2003 Inductee

In a career that spanned four decades, Norm DeBriyn took over as head coach of Arkansas Razorback baseball in 1970 at the age of 28. DeBriyn guided the Razorbacks to two Southwest Conference titles, one Southeastern Conference title, one SEC Western Division title, 15 NCAA Tournament appearances and four NCAA College World Series appearances.

The Razorbacks had their best national finish is school history under DeBriyn in 1979 as they finished runner-up in the College World Series.

DeBriyn ranks 27th all-time in career wins among NCAA Div. I head coaches with a record of 1,161-648-6 and a career winning percentage of .641.

DeBriyn's 33-year tenure at the University of Arkansas ranks second among current UA athletics employees.

A native of Ashland, Wis., DeBriyn led the 2002 Razorbacks to a 35-28 record and the team's first-ever NCAA Super Regional.

In 33 years with Razorback baseball, DeBriyn coached 19 All-America selections, six Freshman All-Americans, 58 All-Conference selections and 48 All-Conference Tournament selections.

DeBriyn was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1999 and earned SWC Coach of the Year in 1978, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989 and 1990. He was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the Razorback Hall of Honor in 1991.