Ryan Horning

Ryan Horning

  • Title:
    Head Coach
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  • Summary:
    Ryan Horning enters his seventh year at the helm of the Franklin & Marshall baseball program in the 2019 season.
  • Alma Mater:
    St. Lawrence '04
  • Experience:
    7th Season

Ryan Horning enters his seventh year at the helm of the Franklin & Marshall baseball program in the 2019 season.

With a doubleheader sweep of No. 9 Swarthmore on April 13th, 2019, Horning became F&M baseball's all-time winningest coach. He also reached the 100-win plateau in 2019 after sweeping Hampden-Sydney on Feb. 24. Horning has guided the team to three Centennial Conference (CC) Playoff appearances, including a spot in the 2015 CC Championship game. His squads have won 20 games on three occasions, with the 2015 Diplomats claiming the fourth-most victories in F&M baseball history (28), as he has twice been named the Centennial Coach of the Year (2015, 2019). 

He has seen his players garner 23 All-Conference honors, one Rookie of the Year accolade, and two CC Player of the Year awards (Dan Marano -Player of the Year - 2018, Jonathan Cole - Pitcher of the Year - 2019). A total of seven of his student-athletes have earned All-Region honors, including three in 2015, while Cole was named a D3baseball.com All-America Second Team member in 2019, becoming the program's first All-American since Tim Sheridan in 1995.

Horning was announced as the 47th coach in the history of the program on June 24, 2013, after five seasons as an assistant coach with the Diplomats. F&M posted a record of 101-95-2 during Horning's tenure as an assistant and advanced to the Centennial Conference (CC) playoffs three times, claiming the fourth CC title in program history in 2013. The Diplomats concluded the 2013 campaign with a record of 23-21 and captured their first CC title since 2006, advancing to the NCAA Regional Tournament for the fourth time in school history.

Horning was firmly entrenched in all aspects of the program during his time as an assistant, serving as the defensive coach for both infielders and outfielders while also leading recruiting efforts and off-season camp operations. The Diplomats consistently proved to be one of the top fielding teams in the CC under Horning's guidance, ranking among the top four in the conference in fielding percentage in each of his seasons as an assistant and breaking the single-season record for turned double plays.

A 2004 graduate of St. Lawrence University, Horning joined the staff at F&M as an assistant coach in 2009 after coaching stints at Cornell University, St. John Fisher College and Longwood University. After one year at Division I Longwood, he served as an assistant at St. John Fisher, where he helped guide the Cardinals to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007. From there, Horning moved back to the Division I level to Cornell for one year.

Horning was also a coach for the Watertown Wizards of the New York Collegiate Baseball League for two summers in 2007 and 2008, including one season as head coach, and served as head coach of the Albany Dutchmen of the NYCBL in 2009. Additionally, he guided the Syracuse 16-year-old All-Star Team to the Babe Ruth World Series Championship in 2004, making him the youngest coach to achieve the feat. He led his Syracuse squad to the Babe Ruth World Series in two of his three years as the head coach.

Horning File
  Overall CC Conference  
Year Won Loss Tie Pct. Won Loss Tie Pct. Accolades
2014 14 23 0 .378 6 12 0 .333  
2015 28 13 0 .683 13 5 1 .722 CC Championship Appearance, CC COY
2016 16 20 1 .446 7 10 1 .417  
2017 21 18 1 .538 9 8 1 .529  
2018 19 18 2 .513 10 7 1 .583 CC Tournament Appearance
2019 27 15 0 .643 12 6 0 .667 CC Tournament Appearance, CC COY
6 Seasons 125 107 4 .538 45 42 4 .516  

Updated 7/8/19 | BW