Paul Horne - 2019 FACA Assistant Coach of the Year
      Each year, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association recognizes Florida’s most outstanding assistant coaches. Any coach, in any sport, who has been an assistant coach in the state of Florida for at least ten (10) years and who is a current member of the FACA, is eligible for the award. Those coaches with the highest verifiable point totals in the areas of coaching tenure, coaching publications, State Series champions coached, and coaching service each year are selected to receive this award.
     The 2019 recipient of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Outstanding Assistant Coach Award is Naples High School varsity football Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Paul Horne.

     Coach Horne is in his 22nd season at NHS.  He is a graduate of William and Mary, where he was a two-year starter in football for The Tribe. Coach Horne teaches social studies at Naples High School. He is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Golden Apple Recipient, and a Collier County Social Studies Teacher of the Year. He has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
     As a coach in the Golden Eagle football program Paul Horne has coached one All-American, two Florida North-South All-Star game participants, twenty-five collegiate linemen, fifteen All-State linemen, and numerous All-District/All-Conference/All-County linemen.  In 2016, he was a coach in the 2016 US Army All-American Football Bowl.

Congratulations Paul!