Garry Horton joined the Xavier women's basketball staff in August of 2013 following a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Furman University.
During his time at Furman, Horton was part of a staff that led the Paladins to a 41-49 overall record (28-32 SoCon) and three consecutive appearances in the Southern Conference Tournament. He assisted in coaching two all-conference selections including a SoCon Freshman of the Year honoree.
Prior to joining Furman in the summer of 2010, Horton was a boys assistant head coach at Hughes Center HS in Cincinnati. In addition to his position at Hughes Center, Horton served as boys varsity head coach and director of operations for the Quinn Anvils basketball squad of the Derek Smith AAU All-Stars in Louisville.
From 2006-08, Horton was the women's basketball graduate assistant coach at Louisville. He also assisted in with academic advising during his time with the Cardinals. The Cardinals posted a 53-18 record with Horton on staff and made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
Horton played collegiately at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., from 2003-06. As a senior he served as team captain and captured team leadership and defensive player of the year honors. He also ran cross country, served as African-American Student Association President and was the recipient of a number of school accolades including Club President, Resident Life Outstanding Contributor to Student Life and Serving Learning Program Awards. In 2008, he was honored by Thomas More with its Alumni of the Year Award.
Over the last eight years he has worked a variety of outstanding camps as a counselor, instructor and head coach, including Nike Boys Basketball Camp (Bloomington, Ind.), Black Coaches & Administrators Day Camps (Atlanta, Ga. & Indianapolis, Ind.), Winning Ways Pro International Combine (San Antonio, Texas), Five Star Basketball All-American Camps (Louisville, Ky. & Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Allen Houston's "Fathers Know Best" Day Camp (Louisville, Ky.).
In 2003, he was a member of the of the United States Junior National Team Handball squad. Horton received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Thomas More in 2006 and a master's degree in social work from Louisville in 2008.