Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Director of Soccer Operations
Seabury Center, Room 302
By appointment only
Coach Ron Horn enters his first season at the helm of the 2011 Berea College men’s soccer program. Horn comes to Berea last serving as the head coach of the Madison Southern High School boys program. During his two year stint with Madison Southern, Coach Horn revamped the program and led the team from only three wins before he took over, to a 16-5-1 overall record in his second season with the team. The sixteen wins included a school record fifteen straight wins and seventy-four goals scored. The Eagles won the orange division of the Central Kentucky Soccer Conference with a 5-0 record and placed seven players on the All-Conference team, three players on All-District team, two players on the All-Region team and one player named to the Kentucky All-State team.
Coach Horn is highly involved in youth soccer in the area serving as a Technical Director and President with nationally recognized Rush Soccer and the Kentucky Rush Soccer Club. He has over 15 years of experience in coaching and administration of youth soccer with a total of 24 years of coaching other sports at various levels while living in Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Hawaii and Germany.
Coach Horn has learned from many other professional coaches, players and leaders over his career and has a solid foundation of practical leadership and the wisdom to help bring the soccer program to new heights. He is most excited about motivating and guiding young individuals by making them a better player, student and person.
Horn has a very organized and detail-oriented approach to coaching and management. His coaching style can be described as encouraging and supportive with a foundation of structure and displays a commanding presence without being authoritative. Coach Horn encourages players to be creative and to make decisions own their own while in the flow of play. He feels games are a demonstration and celebration of what players have learned through commitment and dedication to training and preparation.
Originally from Berea, Horn left the Bluegrass State where he served as an officer with the U.S. Air Force and retired with over 21 years of service before returning to the area to begin a second career in teaching. He holds a B.A.in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University and is currently working on a Masters in Education and Curriculum. Coach Horn and his wife Angela have three children; Melanie, Ryan and Dylan.