Horwitz joins Hobart Men’s Basketball staff

Hobart College Head Basketball Coach Stefan Thompson ’13 announced the hiring of Ben Horwitz as his assistant coach for the 2020-21 season. The 2017 graduate of Syracuse University joins the Statesmen after two seasons as a graduate assistant manager with the Syracuse men’s basketball team.
“Ben’s passion to grow as a coach and to help make those around him the best versions of themselves is inspiring,” says Thompson. “Seeing the relationships he’s been able to establish and maintain throughout his career is something that stood out during the interview process. He’s detailed, has a tremendous work capacity and most importantly is authentic. I’m confident Ben will be able to elevate our Hobart Basketball program – we’re all excited to have him joining the HWS community!”
Horwitz has been a team manager for SU for six seasons, four as an undergraduate and two more as a graduate student. As a member of Head Coach Jim Boeheim’s support team, he has been a part of three 20-win Orange teams, including the 2015-16 team’s run to the NCAA Final Four. Horwitz worked with the assistant coaches on analysis and breakdown of opponent video. He participated in limited on-court activities for practice and individual student-athlete workouts. Horwitz also had responsibilities related to game day preparations, team travel, academics and recruiting.
In addition to his time in Syracuse, the native of West Hartford, Conn., was an assistant coach for the Post University men’s basketball team during the 2017-18 season. He collaborated with the coaching staff on practice plans and player development, coordinated team travel, assisted with recruitment and was responsible for opponent scouting.
Horwitz has worked high-profile basketball camps at Syracuse, Harvard, Providence, Rhode Island and Yale. His experience also includes work with Hoop Group and the RobMac Basketball Elite Training Camp.
Named to the Dean’s List after each of his eight undergraduate semesters at Syracuse, Horwitz earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in coaching. He completed his master’s degree in instructional design, development and evaluation in May of 2020.
Hobart won a program record 23 games last season, advancing to the third round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship for the first time. The Statesmen will welcome back 14 letter winners from that team, including four with experience in the starting lineup.


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