Elitefts SPP - Ryan Horn Interview
Published October 9, 2014
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    Ryan Horn is the Director of Athletic Perofrmnace of Men's Basketball at Wake Forrest University.

    Topics Covered in this Podcast

    1. Ryan Horn's Career Path

    2. Coming in to a new role at a new school

    3. Utilizing Technology in the Athletic Performance Setting

    4. "You can't manage what you don't manage."

    5. Off-Season Training

    6. The Upsidedown Pyramid

    7. The role of the Athletic Performance Coach

    8. "My job is not to ask questions, its; to give answers."

    9. Assessment & Evaluation

    9. "I'd much rather teach, than correct."

    10. Off-Season carryover into the Season

    11. Perceptual vs Objective monitoring for readiness

    12. How to reach Coach Horn

     

    The Ryan Horn File:

    Ryan Horn is in his first season with the Wake Forest basketball program in 2014-15. Horn serves as the Demon Deacons' Director of Athletic Performance.

    Horn joined the Demon Deacons in April 2014 after working under head coach Danny Manning at the University of Tulsa where he helped the Golden Hurricane win the 2013-14 Conference USA regular season and tournament championships--the program's first league title since 2003.

    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 University and Liberty University 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 University for one season and James Madison University 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.

    Courtesy of Wake Forrest Athletics

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