Krystle Horton, a former Middle Tennessee standout and local Murfreesboro product, joins the Blue Raider coaching staff as a graduate assistant for the 2009-10 campaign.
Horton will be involved in all aspects of the program, including on-court teaching and practice, game preparation and film exchange.
She rejoins the Middle Tennessee family after serving the last two years as a girl's basketball coach and sixth-grade math teacher at Blackman Middle School in the Rutherford County Schools.
Horton completed her Blue Raider career by playing her final two seasons under head coach Rick Insell. She was originally recruited and saw action under Stephany Smith.
Under Insell, Horton reached the 1,000-point club and ended her career ranked eighth in school history with 1,523 points.
Horton shot over 54 percent from the field in her career and hauled in an average of 5.8 rebounds. She started 112 games out of the 129 in which she played. The 129 games played is a school record, while her 112 career starts rank fifth in Blue Raider school history.
She helped guide Middle Tennessee to Sun Belt Championships all four seasons and subsequent NCAA Tournament berths. The Blue Raiders' four-straight NCAA appearances is a school record.
During her senior campaign of 2006-07, Middle Tennessee set a school record with its 30-4 record, including a national-best 27-game winning streak.
Horton garnered All-Sun Belt Conference accolades all four seasons with the Blue Raiders, including first-team honors as a freshman in 2004. She is one of only two players (Patrice Holmes, 2002-05) in school history to garner All-Sun Belt Team accolades all four seasons.
She continued her success off the court by being selected to the Sun Belt Commissioner's List (3.5-4.0 GPA) in each of her four seasons. Currently, she is the only player in school history to be listed on the prestigious academic list in each of her four years at Middle Tennessee.
As a sophomore and junior in 2005 and 2006, Horton was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team.
She is a local product, hailing from Riverdale High School. It is the same school which produced current Middle Tennessee standout Anne Marie Lanning.
Horton graduated Summa Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee in 2007 with a bachelor's of science degree in interdisciplinary studies.
She is currently pursuing her master's degree in curriculum and instruction in educational leadership.