Former Tulsa strength and conditioning coach joins Wake Forest basketball staff
Wake Forest vs. No.11 Virginia January 26, 2016
Ryan Horn is in his fourth season with the Wake Forest basketball program in 2017-18. Horn serves as the Demon Deacons’ Director of Athletic Performance.
Horn’s work has been vital to Wake Forest’s resurgence as the Deacs returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2017. Among the athletes he has helped develop was 2017 NBA first round pick John Collins.
Horn spent three seasons at Tulsa and most recently directed the athletic performance programs for men’s basketball and softball while assisting with football. He also previously worked with the Golden Hurricane women’s basketball and women’s soccer teams.
Prior to Tulsa, Horn spent five seasons at VCU as the associate head strength and conditioning coach. Horn was directly responsible for designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for the Rams’ men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and golf teams while also assisting with men’s and women’s basketball.
Horn began his professional career as a volunteer intern at Robert Morris and Liberty where he assisted with all aspects of the strength and conditioning program for football and men’s and women’s basketball.
Horn played football at East Stroudsburg for one season and James Madison for three seasons.
Originally from Inwood, W.Va., Horn graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in May of 2007 and completed his master’s degree through the VCU Center for Sports Leadership in 2008.
Horn is an approved mentor and strength and conditioning coach certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He is also a certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting and a Level 1 Track and Field Coach through USA Track and Field.
Horn and his wife, Ashley, have two children: son, Landon, and daughter, Addison.
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