For the first time in her illustrious career, Anne Horton has been named the National Field Hockey Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations!

“It really is an honor to receive this award,” Horton told a reporter for ThisWeek News. “I have been blessed to have had wonderful athletes, a dedicated coaching staff and the support of the school’s community over the years. The common link is that we shared the same passion as we worked to find our best each season.”

In 28 seasons at Columbus Academy, Horton has compiled a 475-39-27 overall record making her the all-time winningest field hockey coach in Ohio history.

Her teams have won 22 district titles, competed in 17 state championship games and been crowned the top team in Ohio 11 times.

This past season, her Vikings earned a #6 national ranking after completing a perfect 21-0 season, during which they outscored opponents by a 138-1 margin.