Sept. 1, 2007
Eugene, Oregon - George Horton has stepped down after 11 years as Head Baseball Coach at Cal State Fullerton for a lucrative financial offer to revive the sport at the University of Oregon.
The announcement was made at a news conference Saturday morning in Eugene. Titans' assistant coach Jason Gill will be part of Horton's staff with the Ducks.
Cal State Fullerton Director of Athletics Brian Quinn will meet this week with campus officials to begin the process of finding a replacement for Horton, who played two years for the Titans, was an assistant to Coach Augie Garrido for six years and then took the Titans to the College World Series six times, winning the title in 2004.
Horton will become arguably the highest paid coach in college baseball.