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Decades of experience

Bill has been involved in athletics as a player and coach over the last 34 years. After graduation from high school in Maryland in 1980 where he lettered 4 times in baseball, he went on to play at High Point University in NC, and captained the program his sophomore year. After receiving his BA in History and Secondary Education in 1984 he went on to earn his MS in Human Resources Management in 1987 from Golden Gate University in California. During that time, he also served in the Marine Corps. He is close to completing his second post-graduate degree from George Washington University, in Educational Leadership and Administration.

Bill has just concluded his 18th year as a public school teacher in North Carolina, working at the junior high, and high school levels. He has coached both men's and women's teams in baseball, basketball, football, and softball. Bill has guided or assisted teams in earning 4 conference championships, and 171 wins as a high school baseball coach. This record includes 8 high school state playoff appearances. He has been a member of 3 high school state championship teams.

As both a player and coach he has had the fortunate opportunity to play with and work with well-known former and current professional athletes including the likes of future hall of famer Cal Ripken, Jr, B.J. Surhoff, and Walt Weiss. Bill has coached over 2 dozen student athletes who went on to play at the college and pro level, including 3rd baseman Dallas MacPherson of the Los Angeles Angels. Three of his former players played professionally with the Expos, Brewers, Elmira Pioneers, and several others.

Over the course of his coaching career, he has been witness to some of the finest coaching and clinic instruction there is to offer by many of the nation's premier coaches at the collegiate and professional level. He has been both a clinician and speaker at several summer sports camps throughout North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virgina over his career. Between 1996-2001, Bill served as both an assistant and head coach with the North Carolina State Games organization. After leading Region Five to a Gold Medal in '01 he served as Head Coach of the West Senior team in Raleigh as part of the State Games. In the summer of 2002 is he was selected as an Associate Head Coach of the North Carolina H.S. All Star Team representing the state in the 2nd Annual Carolina's Showcase Classic. 

What Bill can do for you

Bill loves to share all he's learned with athletes and coaches at all levels. He can give seminars to your coaching staff, hold clinics for your players, or work with whole teams on developing winning strategies and motivations. Most of all, Bill can help everyone find not just the skills, but the fun and fulfillment of playing team sports.

For more information about booking Bill for your next clinic, sports camp, or coaching strategy session, just email him at bill.horniak@modernamericanschool.com.

 


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Bill, at right, during his playing days in Junior College.

"If more youth coaches and parents would share Bill's philosophy, the game will continue to flourish."
—Cal Ripken, Member, Baseball Hall of Fame