Marquette Basketball Promotes Darrin Horn to Full-Time Assistant Coach

July 5, 2000

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Marquette Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Crean today announced that Darrin Horn has been promoted to a full-time assistant coaching position. Horn, who fills the spot left when former assistant Tim Buckley accepted the head coaching post at Ball State, spent the 1999-2000 season at Marquette as a restricted assistant coach. In his new capacity, Horn will now be able to recruit off campus.

Horn played an important role in helping last year's Marquette team finish with a 15-14 overall record which included a 9-7 mark in Conference USA. His main responsibilities were game preparation and on-campus recruiting.

Prior to his arrival at Marquette, Horn spent two years as an assistant coach at Morehead State, where he worked under Kyle Macy. During the 1998-99 season, Horn helped the team to a 13-15 ledger, a dramatic jump from the 3-23 record from 1997-98. Before his stint at MSU, Darrin served on Western Kentucky's coaching staff for two years (1995-96 and 1996-97).

"Darrin, without a doubt, is ready to assume new and added duties as the program continues to grow" said Crean. "While we were disappointed to lose Tim Buckley, I am confident that assistant coaches Dwayne Stephens and Darrin Horn can together help keep the program moving along in a positive direction."

Horn was a four-year letterwinner at Western Kentucky (1992-95) and played there while Crean was an assistant with the Hilltoppers. As a senior, he garnered All-Sun Belt Conference accolades as well as GTE Academic All-America Third Team honors.

"I'm grateful to Coach Crean for this great opportunity," said Horn of his new assignment. I've learned so much under his leadership and this gives me an opportunity to learn and grow even more in another area. I am looking forward to the challenge of helping the program continue to improve."

With Horn's promotion, Crean has the restricted assistant coaching position to fill and he has indicated that he will complete the staff in the near future.

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