Gray Horn will be entering his first season as Interim Head Coach for Track and Field for the Gauchos after serving as an assistant coach the year previously. Prior to UCSB, Horn spent 3 seasons at Tiffin University as the sprints, hurdles, relays, and multi-events coach for the Dragons. Under Coach Horn’s tutelage, the TU sprinters, hurdlers, and multi-event athletes saw 16 All-Americans with 38 total First-Team All-American Honors. 6 indoor school records and 11 outdoor school records were erased, and 31 combined GLIAC Conference event victories were achieved as well. He led one of his finer protégés, Lamar Hargrove, to 3 individual NCAA Division II titles and an NCAA Division II record in the indoor 200m. Horn has earned recognition as 2016 USTFCCCA Midwest Regional Assistant Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year, as well as the USTFCCCA National Assistant Indoor Coach of the Year.
Before Tiffin, Horn spent the 2014 season at Ashland University where his athletes saw significant improvements in the jumps and multi-events. During his time at Ashland, Horn led athletes to GLIAC Conference titles in the women's high jump, the women's long jump, the women's indoor pentathlon, and the women's outdoor heptathlon. His athletes also brought home five NCAA All-American Honors.
No stranger to area, Horn actually spent 2013 in Santa Barbara, California where he was a member of the Santa Barbara Track Club, working with the Elite Multi-Events program.
An alumni of The University of Florida, Coach Horn graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology. As an athlete, Horn's extensive athletic resume is headlined by his 2014 USA National Championship title in the men's indoor heptathlon. He also won the bronze medal at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the Decathlon behind the likes of two-time World Outdoor Champion Trey Hardee and two-time Olympic Champion/World Record holder Ashton Eaton. At The University of Florida, Horn won 5 SEC Championships in the Multi-Events, the most wins ever by any decathlete, and was a four time NCAA Division 1 All-American. Horn was a member and a captain of the 4 time (2010 Indoor-2011 Indoor-2012 Indoor & Outdoor) NCAA Division 1 National Champion Florida Gators, who were coached by the 2012 Olympic Team Sprints Coach, Mike Holloway.