June 18th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

Xavier University of Louisiana’s Jason Horn has been voted by his peers the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year for 2016-17. Horn joined XULA March 31, 2014, as director of athletics & recreation. Department highlights since his arrival: •  NAIA national runner-up finishes for men’s tennis in 2016 and 2017 — the first two in XULA history. •  Fifteen GCAC and/or NAIA unaffiliated group championships. •  Appearances by each of XULA’s nine teams at NAIA National Championship events — 23 total. •  Ninety persons representing the department — athletes, managers and staff — received XULA degrees. •  Four student-athletes were selected as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. •  Men’s basketball won the Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character Team Award in 2015-16. •  Community service which includes XULA student-athletes assisting with catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge, La., this past August and after a tornado in New Orleans East in February.  •  Average home attendance gains by the Convocation Center’s three primary tenants — men’s basketball, women’s basketall and volleyball. •  Horn-negotiated multi-year deals with Ochsner Health System’s sports medicine division, apparel provider adidas and website provider SIDEARM Sports. – Read More

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