Queens University of Charlotte adds Horodyski as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

 Queens University of Charlotte head men’s basketball coach Grant Leonard is pleased to announce the addition of Bobby Horodyski as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Horodyski comes to the Queen City following a four-year stint as the director of basketball operations at Brigham Young University.
“Coach Horodyski is a rising star in the profession,” said Leonard. “With stops at BYU, Utah Valley, Wyoming, and others, Bobby has laid a foundation that should be hugely beneficial to our team at Queens. Bobby has ties to Queens as his younger brother was a four-year player before moving on to coaching for two seasons with the Royals. We are excited to add his experience and intelligence to our program.”
As a member of the Cougars staff, Horodyski was responsible for overseeing all recruiting efforts, non-conference scheduling, NIL, personnel hiring, and academics. As a lead recruiter, Horodyski helped land the Cougars highest ranked prospect in Collin Chandler who was a 4-star recruit and ESPN’s No. 26 prospect in the class of 2022.
Last season, the Cougars posted a 19-15 overall record and finished 85th in the final net rankings and 76th in the KenPom rankings. Horodyski assisted in the development of Second Team All-WCC standout Fousyenni Traore and All-WCC Freshman Team performer Dallin Hall. In three of the four seasons at BYU, Horodyski helped the Cougars finish top 70 in the KenPom defensive rankings, including a ranking as high as 30th.
In 2021-22, BYU secured the No. 2 seed in the NIT after going 24-11 overall. The Cougars were the 50th-ranked offense according to KenPom as First Team All-WCC standout Alex Barcello led the charge. Fousyenni Traore emerged as one of the top newcomers in the league landing All-WCC Freshman Team recognition.
Horodyski was a valuable contributor to the Cougars 2020-21 NCAA Tournament squad which secured a No. 6 seed in the big dance. BYU finished the season ranked No. 23 in the Associate Press final poll and turned in the 23rd-ranked offense and 30th-ranked defense according to KenPom. Alex Barcello, Matt Haarms, and Brandon Averette were All-Conference performers while Haarms was named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year.
In his first season at BYU, the Cougars posted a 24-8 record which featured a third-place finish at the Maui Invitation. The Cougars were the nation’s leading three-point shooting team at 42.2 percent and the third-highest offensive efficient team at 1.039 PPP. BYU took down No. 2 Gonzaga at home marking the highest-ranked home win in program history. Horodyski guided the development of All-WCC performers Yoeli Childs, Jake Toolson, and TJ Haws. BYU finished the season ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll, No. 16 in the Coaches Poll, ninth in the net rankings, and 13th in the Ken Pom rankings.
Prior to joining the BYU staff, Horodyski spent four seasons at Utah Valley University serving in an operations role. With the Wolverines, the squad set a single-season Division 1 program record with 25 wins, led by the WAC Player of the Year Jake Toolson and WAC Freshman of the Year Wyatt Lowell. Additionally, the Wolverines took down a pair of NCAA Tournament teams in New Mexico State and Cal State Fullerton in 2017-18. That unit set the single-season scoring record by pouring in 78.1 points per game. The season prior, Utah Valley overcame the largest deficit in the past 20 years of NCAA Division 1 basketball with a 27-point comeback win at Denver.
Horodyski began his collegiate coaching journey as the head manager for the University of Central Florida men’s basketball team. While on staff, Horodyski assisted with daily operations and recruiting. The opportunity opened a door as a graduate assistant at the University of Wyoming where he assisted with game operations, player development, recruiting, and scouting.
Horodyski was a two-year letter winner at Central Florida on the basketball team after spending two seasons at Marshall University. A co-captain for the 2012-13 season at UCF, Horodyski helped the team amass 42 wins in two years, including a trip to the 2012 NIT.
“I am delighted and grateful to be joining Coach Leonard and the Queens men’s basketball staff,” said Horodyski. “Queens University is a special place that my family knows well. Laura and I have felt tremendous support from the Royals community and are excited to become members of the Queens University family. I am looking forward to sharing my passion for the game and contributing to the team’s success.”
The Royals are coming off their first Division 1 season as a member of the ASUN Conference. Queens posted an 18-15 overall record and a 7-11 conference record, including a quarterfinal appearance in the ASUN Tournament. Queens has turned in 15 or more wins in nine consecutive seasons dating back to 2013-14. The Royals return four starters who averaged over 20.0 minutes per game last season. Queens ranked second in the league in scoring averaging pouring in 77.7 points per game and second in the league in rebounds per game with 37.3.


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