Darrin Horn, a former head coach at South Carolina and Western Kentucky, was named an assistant coach at Texas, new coach Shaka Smart announced Thursday.
"Darrin has an impressive playing and coaching background," Smart said. "He has extensive experience as a head coach, including taking Western Kentucky to the 'Sweet 16.' I've always been impressed by Darrin's intensity as a coach and teacher of the game."
During his nine seasons as a head coach (2003-12), Horn was 171-111 (.606). The former Tates Creek and WKU standout has spent the last three years as a college basketball analyst with ESPN and the SEC Network.
Prior to beginning his head coaching career, Horn served as an assistant under Tom Crean at Marquette for four seasons (1999-2003).
He worked as an assistant coach at Morehead State for two years (1997-99) under Kyle Macy. Horn began his coaching career as an assistant at Western Kentucky for two seasons (1995-97) under Matt Kilcullen.
Horn played for Western Kentucky from 1991-95. He helped lead the Hilltoppers to four consecutive 20-win seasons, two Sun Belt Conference championships and a pair of Sun Belt Tournament titles.
While playing at WKU, Horn scored 1,115 points and had 139 steals.