Utah Valley University men’s basketball coach Mark Pope
announced the hiring of Bobby Horodyski as the team’s director of basketball operations.
“We had nearly 100 applicants for our operations position from all over the country but it didn’t take long for Bobby Horodyski to rise to the top of that list,” said Pope. “He takes the meaning of working 24/7 to a new level. Give him a sleeping bag, a stick of deodorant, some cold pizza and gummy worms and he would NEVER leave the office. He is coming up through this business the old school way. I remember a couple of guys that I had the privilege of watching early in their careers that worked as hard as Bobby does. Their names are Frank Vogel and Billy Donovan.”
Horodyski joins the Utah Valley staff after spending two years as a graduate assistant coach at Wyoming. He helped the Cowboys to a Mountain West Conference title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament last season as the team went 25-10.
“I am extremely excited to get the opportunity to learn from and work alongside coach Pope and the entire staff at Utah Valley,” Horodyski said. “I look forward to being a Wolverine and working hard in helping our student-athletes and coaches.
The Gainsville, Florida native played collegiately at Central Florida from 2011-13 where he played in 10 games and made one start, helping the Knights to a 22-11 record and a trip to the NIT his junior season. Prior to UCF, Horodyski played at Marshal during the 2009-10 season.
Horodyski graduated from UCF in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He also earned a master’s degree in communication at Wyoming.