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Courtesy: UNDsports.com
Jeff Horner was tabbed as the next head coach at Truman State -- a Division II program in Kirksville, Mo.
Horner lands head coaching job at Truman State
Courtesy: UNDsports.com
Release: 04/24/2018
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Grand Forks, N.D. -- Truman State athletics director Jerry Wollmering tabbed former North Dakota men's basketball assistant coach Jeff Horner as the next head coach for the Bulldogs on Tuesday afternoon. Horner takes over for a NCAA Division II program located in Kirksville, Mo., that is coming off a 20-11 season and has advanced to the DII National Tournament in back-to-back seasons.

Horner spent the last four seasons on head coach Brian Jones' staff at UND, serving as the director of basketball operations in 2015-16 before moving into his current role for the past two seasons.

"I am very proud and excited for Jeff, Lindsay, Siena and Bowen for this new chapter in their lives," Jones said. "He is a tremendous coach, who has a bright future in this profession. I am grateful for his loyalty and friendship over the last 15 years. He made our program better and he will bring a winning culture to his new program. This is a great hire for Truman State."

Horner was part of a UND staff that guided the Fighting Hawks to their first Big Sky regular season and tournament titles in 2016-17, which led to the program's first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance against No. 2 seed Arizona.

He played collegiate at Iowa where he was a four-year starter for the Hawkeyes before playing professionally both in the United States and overseas. He transitioned into the coaching ranks after retiring as a player and spent four seasons as the head coach at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa before moving to Grand Forks.

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