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Garry Horton, hired in August of 2013, enters his second season as a member of the Xavier women's basketball coaching staff. Horton, who played collegiately at Thomas More College, came to the XU program following a three-year assistant coaching stint 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. From 2010-13 Furman had one second team All-SoCon selection and a SoCon Freshman of the Year (SoCon All-Freshman Team) honoree.
Prior to joining Furman in the summer of 2010, Horton was boys assistant head coach at Hughes Center High School 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 and in 2008-09 was the varsity boys basketball coach at Louisville's S.V. Noe Middle School.
From 2006-08 he held the position of women's basketball graduate assistant coach and helped with academic advising at the University of Louisville, during which time the Cardinals posted a 53-18 record 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. In addition, he 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.
WHAT THEY"RE SAYING ABOUT HORTON:
"Garry is a rising star in the women's basketball profession. His energy and enthusiasm will be contagious to everyone who comes in contact with him in the Xavier community. Furman Women's Basketball will miss him tremendously and thanks him for all he has done for our program."
- Jackie Carson, Furman Women's Basketball Head Coach