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Ryan Horton
Director of Applied Sports Science

Ryan Horton

Director of Applied Sports Science

Year at Tech 1st
Alma Mater Otterbein, 2007
Ryan Horton

Biography

Ryan Horton is in his first season as Georgia Tech’s director of applied sports science. In his role, Horton assists head football strength and conditioning coach Lewis Caralla in applying scientific and innovative methods to the Yellow Jackets’ strength-and-conditioning program.

Horton spent the past two seasons at Temple as assistant strength and conditioning coach, working directly with head coach Geoff Collins’ football program. His resume also includes stints as director of strength and conditioning at Elon and as an assistant director at Florida International (where he initially worked with Collins) and Tennessee.

Horton was a four-year football letterwinner at Otterbein (Ohio) College, where he graduated from in 2004. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two dogs: Chompers and Mia.

 THE RYAN HORTON FILE
 PERSONAL
 HometownLucasville, Ohio
 FamilyWife: Jennifer
 Alma MaterOtterbein, 2004
PLAYING EXPERIENCE
 2000-03Otterbein (OL/DL)
 COACHING EXPERIENCE
2004-08TennesseeAssistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
2008-12Florida InternationalAssistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
2014-16ElonDirector of Strength and Conditioning
2017-18TempleAssistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
2019-Georgia TechDirector of Applied Sports Science

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Ryan Horton is in his first season as Georgia Tech’s director of applied sports science. In his role, Horton assists head football strength and conditioning coach Lewis Caralla in applying scientific and innovative methods to the Yellow Jackets’ strength-and-conditioning program.

Horton spent the past two seasons at Temple as assistant strength and conditioning coach, working directly with head coach Geoff Collins’ football program.

“Player development and player safety are the top two principles of our program and Ryan did a masterful job of implementing and monitoring those initiatives at Temple,” Collins said about Horton. “I’m excited for him to work with our student-athletes on The Flats.”

In addition to his two seasons at Temple, Horton also worked with Collins when Collins was the defensive coordinator at Florida International in 2010. Horton was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at FIU for a total of five years (2008-12) and helped the teams he worked directly with (football, women’s basketball, volleyball and men’s and women’s track and field) win five conference championships in five years.

Prior to rejoining Collins at Temple, Horton was the director of strength and conditioning at Elon for three years (2014-16), where he oversaw the strength-and-conditioning program for the Phoenix’s 17 sports.

His coaching experience also includes four years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee (2004-08), where he worked with five first-round NFL draft picks and two men’s tennis all-Americans.

Away from collegiate sports, Horton has served as director of strength and conditioning at Elkin Sports Performance in Richmond, Va. (2012-14), as well as a trainer at D1 Sports Training in Knoxville, Tenn. and head strength and conditioning coach for the Christian Academy of Knoxville.

A four-year football letterwinner at Otterbein (Ohio) College, Horton earned a bachelor’s degree in health and fitness promotions from Otterbein in 2004.

He and his wife, Jennifer, have two dogs: Chompers and Mia.

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