Jeff Horner

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Jeff Horner
North Dakota Fighting Hawks
Position Assistant coach
League Big Sky Conference
Personal information
Born (1983-08-01) August 1, 1983 (age 34)
Mason City, Iowa
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Mason City (Mason City, Iowa)
College Iowa (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–2010
Position Point guard
Career history
As player:
2006–2007 Euphony Bree
2007 Paris Basket Racing
2007–2010 Iowa Energy
As coach:
2008–2010 Valley HS (West Des Moines, IA) (assistant)
2010–2014 Valley HS (West Des Moines, IA)
2014–present University of North Dakota (DBO/asst.)
Career highlights and awards

Jeff Horner (born August 1, 1983) is an American former basketball player and current assistant coach for the University of North Dakota. He is best known as a point guard for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team. Horner currently holds the University of Iowa career three point record at 232 shots made. Horner was born in Mason City, Iowa. His father Bob Horner was Mason City High School varsity basketball coach. Horner made a verbal commitment to the University of Iowa while in the ninth grade.[1] Horner was the head varsity basketball coach at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa from 2010-2014.[2] Horner's sister Kristin played basketball for Drake University.[citation needed]

Early life and college[edit]

High school[edit]

Born in Mason City, Iowa, Horner graduated from Mason City High School in Mason City, Iowa in 2002. At the University of Iowa, Horner played in the Hawkeyes basketball team all four years and graduated in 2006 In his senior season, Horner averaged 31.2 points, 18.7 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game, leading prep team to a 21-2 overall record. He shot 53% from the field and 73% from the free throw line as a senior, averaged 25.3 points a game as a junior, along with 10.1 assists and 5.2 rebounds. He averaged 21.2 points, 10.2 assists and five rebounds per game as a sophomore, and led Mason City to 2 state tournament appearances as a junior and senior, with a 38-7 record over those two seasons.


Horner missed four games in December 2006 due to injury, ending a streak of 102 consecutive games played. He is a career leader in three-pointers (232), ranks second in assists (563) and three-point attempts (635), 14th in career points (1,341) and also totaled 514 career rebounds. He is the only Iowa player ever to total over 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists. As well as the only Iowa player ever to total over 200 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists in four seasons. In Big Ten career stats, Horner ranks 7th in assists (612) and three-point FG attempts (713) and 8th in three-point FGs (262)

Professional career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Horner played professional basketball with the Euphony Bree, a team located in Bree, Belgium.[3] He played for Paris Basket Racing in France until 2007. He was signed by the Iowa Energy, an NBA Development League team based out of Des Moines, Iowa, in October 2007.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2010, he became a head basketball coach at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. In 2014, he became a head of basketball operations at the University of North Dakota.


  1. ^ "Jeff Horner Profile: Iowa Official Athletic Site". Iowa Hawkeyes Athletics. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jeff Horner to coach West Des Moines Valley boys' basketball team". The Gazette. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jeff Horner Signs Professional Basketball Contract". Iowa Hawkeyes Athletics. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Where are they now? Jeff Horner". Iowa Hawkeyes Athlerics. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2014.