George Horton (baseball)

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George Horton
Biographical details
Born (1953-10-05) October 5, 1953 (age 67)
Downey, California
Alma materCal State Fullerton
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976–1977Cerritos College (Asst.)
1978–1980LA Valley College (Asst.)
1980–1985Cerritos College (Asst.)
1985–1990Cerritos College
1990–1996Cal State Fullerton (Asst.)
1997–2007Cal State Fullerton
2009–2019Oregon
Head coaching record
Overall865–493–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2004 College World Series

George Edward Horton (born October 5, 1953) is an American baseball coach. He was head coach of the Oregon Ducks baseball and Cal State Fullerton Titans baseball programs.

Playing career[edit]

Horton was born and raised in Downey, California and graduated from Downey High School in 1971.[1][2][3] He played on the Cerritos College baseball team in 1972 and 1973 under coach Wally Kincaid. Horton then played two seasons under head coach Augie Garrido at Cal State Fullerton in 1975 and 1976. He was on the Fullerton team that made the school's first appearance in the College World Series in 1975.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Horton began his coaching career the same place he began his collegiate playing career, Cerritos College. He coached there for two seasons before moving onto Los Angeles Valley College. From there he went back to Cerritos College as an assistant before eventually becoming the head coach. He was later hired by his former coach, Augie Garrido, to be an assistant at Cal State Fullerton. When Garrido left in 1996, Horton was hired to replace him.[4]

In 2003, Horton was named 2003 National Coach of the Year by Baseball America.[5]

In 2004, Horton would face off against his old boss in the 2004 College World Series championship series. The Fullerton Titans won the series and the national championship.

In September 2007, Horton was named the head coach of the University of Oregon, which reinstated its baseball program starting in the 2009 season after being a club sport since 1982.[6] In his first season at the helm of the Ducks the team was 14–42.

In 2010, Horton led the Ducks to the NCAA Division I baseball Tournament for the first time since 1964. The 2010 Ducks baseball team finished the season with a 40–24 overall record. On May 28, 2019, Horton and Oregon mutually agreed to part ways.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cal State Fullerton Titans (Big West Conference) (1997–2007)
1997 Cal State Fullerton 39–24–1 21–9 2nd (Southern) NCAA Regional
1998 Cal State Fullerton 47–17 25–5 1st (Southern) NCAA Regional
1999 Cal State Fullerton 50–14 25–5 1st College World Series
2000 Cal State Fullerton 38–21 21–9 T–1st NCAA Regional
2001 Cal State Fullerton 48–18 14–4 1st College World Series
2002 Cal State Fullerton 37–22 14–10 T–4th NCAA Regional
2003 Cal State Fullerton 50–16 15–6 2nd College World Series
2004 Cal State Fullerton 47–22 19–2 1st College World Series Champions
2005 Cal State Fullerton 46–18 16–5 1st NCAA Super Regional
2006 Cal State Fullerton 50–15 18–3 1st College World Series
2007 Cal State Fullerton 38–25 10–11 5th College World Series
Cal State Fullerton: 490–212–1 198–69
Oregon Ducks (Pac-12 Conference) (2009–2019)
2009 Oregon 14–42 4–23 10th
2010 Oregon 40–24 13–14 T–5th NCAA Regional
2011 Oregon 33–26–1 11–16 8th
2012 Oregon 46–19 19–11 3rd NCAA Super Regional
2013 Oregon 48–16 22–8 2nd NCAA Regional
2014 Oregon 44–20 18–12 4th NCAA Regional
2015 Oregon 38–25 16–14 6th NCAA Regional
2016 Oregon 29–26 14–16 T–8th
2017 Oregon 30–25 12–18 8th
2018 Oregon 26–29 12–18 9th
2019 Oregon 27–29 10–19 9th
Oregon: 375–281–1 151–169
Total: 865–493–2

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


References[edit]

  1. ^ Hunter, Jack (June 4, 2010). "From the ground up". Daily Emerald. University of Oregon. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Pucin, Diane (May 31, 2001). "Horton Fires Up Titans". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "George Horton". Cal State Fullerton. Archived from the original on January 10, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "George Horton". University of Oregon. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "George Horton Baseball Biography". Archived from the original on 2009-12-25. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  6. ^ Hunt, John (September 1, 2007). "Horton to coach in Eugene". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  7. ^ James Crepea (May 28, 2019). "Oregon Ducks, baseball coach George Horton parting ways". www.oregonlive.com. Oregon Live LLC. Retrieved May 29, 2019.

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