Stepping Down

Razorback Foundation Executive Director Harold Horton - who has spent nearly half of his life as a Arkansas player, coach and administration member - plans to step down on July 31.

Former Arkansas assistant football coach and current Razorback Foundation executive director Harold Horton is stepping down per a source close to the situation.

Horton, who will be named president emeritus but not work after August, has played, coached and served as an administrator for nearly half his life.

He lettered under head coach Frank Broyles on his first three Southwest Conference championship teams in 1959, 1960 and 1961 – when he was named a captain.

After beign the head coach at both Bald Knob and Forrest City, he returned to Arkansas and was an assistant coach for the Razorbacks from 1968-80.

He took over at UCA in 1981 and went 74-12-5 while winning two national championships, qualified for the NAIA playoffs six times and sent undefeated three names.

Horton and his wife Betty have two children in Holly and Tim, who is the current Razorback recruiting coordinator and running back coach.

Horton is a member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Central Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

Arkansas athletic program currently awards a Harold Horton award that recognizes excellence on the field and in the classroom.

Anthony Lucas was the first winner of the award in 1999.


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