Columbus Academy's 2-1 victory against Upper Arlington in the field hockey district finals on October 26 was incredibly memorable because it marked the 600th win in the 38-year coaching career of Anne Horton. According to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, Anne became just the 11th high school field hockey coach in the country to ever reach that milestone. Following a double-overtime loss to Thomas Worthington in the regional final on October 30, her career record now stands at 600-72-39, and she is 526-46-29 in her 31 seasons at Columbus Academy.

Under Anne's guidance, our Vikings have claimed 12 field hockey state titles and 24 district crowns – by far the most of any school in the state – and she was recognized as the National Field Hockey Coach of the Year in 2019. Before joining Academy, she compiled a 74-26-10 record over seven combined seasons as the head coach at Asheville School in North Carolina and Lake Ridge Academy in Northeast Ohio. Anne won two state championships in her four seasons at Asheville, and she spent three years coaching JoAnne Adams when our current PE department chair was a student at Lake Ridge.

It’s about these girls,” Horton is quoted as saying in this article. “They’ve worked so hard this season and they’ve come so far. They deserve to keep pushing forward. I’m super proud of them. It’s a fun way to hit that milestone with this group because of how hard they’ve worked and how connected they’ve been. It’s truly special.”

In addition to this video, you can view photos from the postgame celebration by clicking here.