Eli Horowitz begins his first season with the Caltech men's basketball staff. Coach H's primary roles include recruiting, program management, practice and game preparation, scouting, and video analysis.
"Coach H brings a unique background to Caltech," Head Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger said. "His high-level academic experiences, love for basketball and ability to analyze and report on nuances of the game are extremely valuable to our scholar-athletes and community. Additionally, his ties to Chicago, DC, and New York are very beneficial."
Horowitz comes to Pasadena from New York City, where he earned his master's of science degree in journalism from Columbia University this past spring. He has covered the 2016 NBA Draft, 2017 WNBA Draft, 2016 NBA Summer League and currently analyzes NBA X's and O's for multiple outlets. Before attending Columbia, Horowitz was one of the founding boys' varsity basketball coaches at Achievement First University Prep in Brooklyn during the 2015-2016 season. After serving as an assistant, he took over as head coach and led the team to an 11-4 record on the AAU circuit in New York, helping multiple players earn offers to play collegiately.
Horowitz also served as the head girls' varsity basketball coach at Potomac High School in Prince George's County, Md. for three seasons from 2012-2015. Having inherited a program with just six players, he built up a competitive program that added a junior varsity team and totaled 25 players, including one who earned a Division I scholarship. During his tenure in the DMV area, Horowitz also coached with Metro Celtics AAU, where he worked with players who went on to play at the DI, D2, D3, NAIA and JUCO levels.
In addition to his MS in journalism, Horowitz holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, graduating in 2012. During his junior year, he studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He played basketball for the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina under Horacio Segui, former head coach of Boca Juniors who coached former NBA player Walter Herrman as well as several Argentinian national team players.