Eddie Horn joins the Roos coaching staff for the 2017 season as an assistant coach after serving as the head women’s and men’s soccer coach for State Fair Community College in 2016.
The men’s soccer program was not new to SFCC in 2016; the program had been offered between 1969 and 2001. SFCC had never had a women’s soccer program prior to his first season with the Roadrunners.
Horn brings 29 years of soccer coaching experience to his new position. Prior to taking the helm at SFCC, he spent 26 years as a teacher and coach in the Jefferson City School District where he was responsible for all aspects of the boys’ and girls’ soccer programs.
He recorded over 500 victories in his career at Jefferson City. Horn led the boys’ teams to a winning record in 23 of his 26 seasons. He also started the girls’ program at Jefferson City, leading them to a third-place finish during the 2014 season in the state Final Four in Class Four.
Horn was named the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association State Coach of the Year and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) State Coach of the Year in 2014. He has served on three local organizing committees for the NSCAA National Convention and developed four Division I players and more than 50 student athletes who continued their playing careers at the college level. He also developed one player who was called into the Women’s National Team training camp.
He coached some of the best high school soccer players in the country at the High School All-American Game in December 2013. Horn served as a state Olympic Development Staff Coach and recruited players for teams that went on eight different tours of Europe. He has been on the coaching staff at numerous Division I soccer camps, served as a guest clinician at various soccer clinics and was one of four grassroots coaches selected nationally by UMBRO USA for a 10-day trip to observe Tony Carr of West Ham United.
Horn served 15 years as the Director of Coaching for the United Soccer Club, where he was responsible for the player development curriculum as well as player evaluation and recruitment. He served as the director of the Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Clinic and founded the Central Missouri 7 vs.7 Summer League and the Central Missouri Futsal League.
The 1983 Smith-Cotton High School graduate earned Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Missouri Southern State in 1988, where he finished his playing career after playing one season at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his Master of Science in Educational Administration from Lincoln University in 2001.