Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bob Horn: The legendary coach of UCLA

A name synonymous with UCLA Water Polo for 28 years is Bob Horn. In his prolific career, he guided the Bruins to three NCAA titles, four runner-up awards and seven third-place finishes. UCLA won 13 league titles with Horn, and his 1988 team captured the Club National Championship, marking the first time a team made up entirely of collegians won the Club National Title.
Horn tutored 36 first-team All-Americans and nine Olympians. He guided the Bruins to 50 straight victories over five years and coached four undefeated squads. He retired with an overall record of 487-188-8 and a league record of 102-62. Selected as the 1965 water polo Coach of the Year, he also doubled as the UCLA swim coach from 1963-74. In 1976 he was inducted into the United States Water Polo Hall of Fame.