Tim Horsmon became only the third coach in Maryland volleyball history in February 2008, coming to College Park, Md., after five extremely successful seasons at the University of Dayton.
Horsmon's collegiate career record ranks among some of the greatest starts in NCAA history. In his first nine seasons as a NCAA Division I head coach, his teams earned eight trips to the NCAA Tournament, eight conference championships (including a 17-1 record in conference tournament play), and a tremendous 225-93 overall record. His teams amassed an amazing 93-10 record (.903) in conference regular-season matches while at Dayton and Robert Morris.
Over his four seasons at Maryland, Horsmon has continually recruited top talent to College Park with two players, Mary Cushman (2010) and Adreene Elliott (2011), earning ACC-All Freshman honors. In addition, Horsmon's last four recruiting classes have all received Highest Honorable Mention honors from PrepVolleyball.com.
In 2010, the Terps narrowly missed out on their first trip to the NCAA tournament in five years. That season the squad finished with 19 victories including two top-25 wins over Duke and Florida State, respectively.
From 2003 through 2007, Horsmon led the University of Dayton to unprecedented success. In five seasons, his teams won four Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Championships (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007) and earned four NCAA Tournament berths (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007) -- the first conference championships and NCAA berths in program history.
His 2007 team finished with a 33-2 overall record, a second-round NCAA Tournament appearance and a ranking in the CSTV/AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll, reaching as high as 12th during the season. Horsmon was named the 2007 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Northeast Region Coach of the Year and the 2005 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year.
At Dayton, Horsmon coached four consecutive A-10 Players of the Year (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), back-to-back Atlantic 10 Setters of the Year (2005, 2006), two A-10 Rookies of the Year (2003, 2007), four A-10 Most Outstanding Players of the Year (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007) and eight AVCA Honorable Mention All-Americans.
From 1999 through 2002, Horsmon served as head coach of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Almost immediately, he turned around a program coming off five consecutive losing campaigns. In four seasons, Horsmon guided the Colonials to three Northeast Conference regular-season championships (1999, 2001, 2002), four Northeast Conference Tournament championships (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) and four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. His record in conference play was a dominant 42-2. Horsmon earned Northeast Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1999 and 2002.
In addition to his collegiate experience, Horsmon served as head coach of the Adidas Penn Juniors 18-year-old Elite team and the Southern Maryland Juniors - both club Junior Olympic teams. The Adidas Penn Juniors were regionally ranked on the east coast. The Southern Maryland Juniors were ranked No. 1 in the Chesapeake Region in 1999.
Horsmon, a Maryland native, began his coaching career in 1996 as head coach at Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Md. In three seasons, he amassed a 60-5 record and won the Class 3A Maryland State Championship and a regional title in 1998. That year, Horsmon was named Washington Post Coach of the Year.
Horsmon holds a bachelor of science from Frostburg State University (1991) and a teaching certificate from Salisbury State University (1993). He is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and serves as a voter for the AVCA Top 25 poll.Horsmon's Highlights
• 2007 AVCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year
• 2005 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year
• 2002 and 1999 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year
• 1998 Washington Post Coach of the Year
• One of only 15 Division I head coaches and 36 overall coaches under 40 years old with 200 or more career victories (prior to 2008)
• .708 winning percentage ranks fourth among D-I coaches under 40 with 200 career wins (prior to 2008)