Fullerton College's Van Horn to End Long Coaching Career

Ezra Van Horn, a longtime coach and teacher at Fullerton College, announced Wednesday that he will retire when the school year ends in June.

Van Horn, 58, currently the Fullerton golf coach, coached the men's basketball team at Fullerton for 10 seasons and the Cypress men's team for one year.

He started coaching on the community college level in 1970, taking over Cypress for one season while Don Johnson took a season off for health reasons. Cypress was 16-14 that season. Van Horn was hired at Fullerton in 1971 and coached the Hornets for the next 10 years.

His teams had a 140-109 record and won two conference championships. Van Horn was twice named "coach of the year" while at Fullerton. He took over the Fullerton golf program in 1982.

Van Horn started at Fremont Junior High School as a teacher and coach in 1959. He moved to Western High School in 1961 as the boys' basketball coach. He had a 61-20 record at Western before moving to Los Alamitos High School in 1967, the year the school opened. Van Horn compiled a 78-28 record at Los Alamitos.

Van Horn will be honored at Fullerton's June 6 graduation and will then retire to Bozeman, Mont.

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