Tim Horton is in his eighth season overall at Air Force and first since returning to the Academy following the 2006 season. This season marks his first as offensive coordinator and seventh as wide receivers coach. Horton returns to the Academy after a one-year stay as the running backs coach at Kansas State, where the Wildcats earned a Texas Bowl appearance.
During his previous tenure from 1999-2005, he coached receivers for six years and running backs for one. He mentored former Falcon standouts Matt Farmer, Ryan Fleming, Alec Messerall and Jason Brown. Horton and former AFA assistant Dean Campbell were honored by the Colorado Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as coaches of the year in 2004.
Horton received his coaching start at Appalachian State in 1990 and helped guide the Mountaineers to a 67-32 record during his eight-year tenure that included Southern Conference titles in 1991 and 1995 and five appearances in the Division I-AA playoffs.
From 1990-92, Horton coached Appalachian State's receivers and tight ends before taking over as the Mountaineers' running backs coach in 1993. He also served as the program's recruiting coordinator.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Horton earned his bachelor's degree in marketing management in 1990. While at Arkansas, he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter as a split end and punt returner for the Razorbacks under head coach Ken Hatfield.
Horton's four years at Arkansas proved to be the most successful in school history as the Razorbacks compiled a 38-11 record, won back-to-back Southwest Conference titles in 1988 and 1989 and appeared in four straight bowl games. In fact, Horton's graduating class remains the winningest in school history.
A two-time academic all-conference selection, Horton was a second-team all-conference selection in 1989 and served as the Razorbacks' team captain that season. As a prep, Horton was a two-time all-state running back at Conway (Ark.) High School. Horton has served on several committees for the American Football Coaches Association.
Horton and his wife, Lauren, have one daughter, Caroline, and one son, Jackson.