Brian Horowitz Named Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach at Fordham
Bronx, N.Y. – Brian Horowitz, who has served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Fordham University for the past six years, was promoted to head track and field/cross country coach at the school it was announced today by director of athletics David Roach.
"I am grateful to David Roach and vice president Jeff Gray for giving me this incredible opportunity," Horowitz said. "To be named head coach at my alma mater is humbling and I am excited to continue to build on what Hall of Fame coach Tom Dewey has done. Fordham is truly a special place and I am honored to be here and serve as head coach of such a storied program."
"We are thrilled that Brian has accepted the promotion to head track and field and cross country coach at Fordham," said Roach. "Being a former student-athlete and assistant coach at Fordham made him an ideal fit for our program. We are looking forward to watching Brian put his mark on the Fordham track and field and cross country programs."
Horowitz has already made an impact on the Fordham program. In 2018-2019, Ryan Kutch became the first Atlantic 10 runner to capture the individual cross country title along with the indoor 3,000m and 5,000m and outdoor 5,000m and 10,000m titles in the same season. Kutch was the first Fordham runner to capture the Atlantic 10 individual cross country title.
On the women's side in 2018-2019, the distance medley relay team of Fisher, Sarinnagh Budris, Aidan Moroz, and Katarzyna Krzyzanowski, won the college division event at the Penn Relays in school record time.
In 2017-2018, Thomas Slattery ran the fastest five mile cross country time in school history en route to a win at the Metropolitan Championship, while Kutch placed second. Slattery and Kutch also earned First Team-All-10 honors and All-East honors at the IC4A Championship, while Angelina Grebe and Sydney Snow earned All-East honors at the ECAC Championship. Individually in the indoor season school records were set in the women's 60m and 200m and in the men's 1000m, 50000m and pole vault, while Ryan Kutch won the 5K at the A-10 Championship. In the outdoor season, school records were set in the women's 100m, 200m, 4x100, 4x200, and 3,000m steeplechase and in the men's 10,000m, while Kutch won the 10K at the A-10 Championship and the Penn Relays and Laurel Fisher placed 3rd in the 3K steeplechase in a school record time. Kutch and Fisher also qualified for the NCAA Regionals in the 10K and 3K steeplechase, respectively.
In 2016-2017 year, the men's cross country won the Metropolitan Championship for the fifth time in eight years, while the women were second. Individually, freshman Sean Phillips was selected as the Atlantic 10's Most Outstanding Rookie Performer for indoor track after winning the 1,000m, while the women's indoor 4x800 relay captured their event for First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors. In outdoor track, Jonathan Annelli was the conference champion in the 3,000m steeplechase event with Brian Cook finishing second in the same event, as both earned All-Atlantic 10 honors.
In 2014-15, Fordham won both the men's Metropolitan and IC4A University Division Cross Country Championships, while the women's team took second at the Metropolitan Championship. The Rams also a number of individual accolades with Titi Fagade and Lester Taylor receiving All-Atlantic 10 honors, while the women's 4x800 relay won their event at the Atlantic 10 Championship in conference record time.
Horowitz joined the Fordham track & field staff in 2013 after being a four-year letterwinner for the cross country and track & field team from 2006-2010. A two-year captain, he scored at the Atlantic 10 Championship as a member of Fordham's distance medley relay.