Anne Horton has worked at Columbus Academy since 1991 and currently is an assistant director of athletics. She also is head coach of our varsity field hockey and girls lacrosse teams. Anne previously taught physical education, was chair of the physical education department, served as girls athletic director, and coached varsity girls basketball. A well-known field hockey and girls lacrosse coach across Ohio, Anne has compiled a 475-39-27 overall record leading our field hockey squad, making her the all-time winningest coach in state history. Named National Coach of the Year in 2018, Anne led our field hockey squad to a perfect 21-0 season to boost the program’s count to 22 league and district championships, and 11 state titles in 17 appearances, along with improving her career record at CA to 475-39-27 overall. She also was a 2011 inductee into the Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame, having steered our girls lacrosse team to three state titles, one Midwest Lacrosse crown, and eight regional titles during her tenure. Prior to joining Academy, Anne spent a combined seven years between teaching at The Asheville School and Lake Ridge Academy. She earned a B.S. from Appalachian State University where she was a three-year member of the Mountaineers’ field hockey team, and was honored at their Legends Gala in June 2019. Anne and her husband, Lawrence, have a son, Kyle, and the family has three dogs: Tasha, Woody and Charlie. 

Anne’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
Columbus Academy has been through a huge evolution since they started as a co-educational institution. The growth of the student body, faculty and the campus has been wonderful. I feel blessed to have been a part of this expansion. The community really supports each other in times of need.”

Little-known fact
I still enjoy watching General Hospital.”

Favorite sports team
“When my kiddo is in action.”

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