USAFA — On Thursday, Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun announced that Tim Horton has been hired as the special teams coordinator & running backs coach at the Air Force Academy.
Horton will replace Ben Miller at Air Force, as Miller left this month after 14 years with the academy to coach tight ends at Illinois.
Horton is returning to the Academy as he coached wide receivers and running backs under legendary Air Force head coach Fisher DeBerry from 1999-2005.
Horton comes to the Academy after spending the last two years as running backs coach at Vanderbilt. Horton has a wealth of experience in the Southeastern Conference, coaching for over a decade as an offensive assistant at Auburn and Arkansas. During that time, he coached five SEC Players of the Year and nine all-conference running backs.
Horton has coached in 13 bowl games, including the 2013 NCAA national championship game.
Horton has also succeeded in preparing running backs for the NFL. Thirteen different running backs coached by Horton have become NFL starters, including McFadden, Jones, Peyton Hillis, Mason, Artis-Payne, Payton Barber and Johnson.