Horizon Athletics Mission Statement
‘The Horizon Athletic Department strives to provide the absolute best possible extracurricular experience for the 1,200 students that attend our institution. Through positive coaching, relationship building, detail orientated teamwork, and the dedication to a set of common goals, we strive to be successful on the field, in the classroom, and in our community each and every day.’
Director of Athletics: Scott Drabczyk CAA, M.Ed
A fifteen year veteran to interscholastic athletic administration, Scott Drabczyk was named the first Director of Athletics at the new Horizon High School in November of 2020. He arrives to the Winter Garden community after serving the last six and a half years as the Assistant Principal for Athletics, Facilities, and Student Services at Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona Beach. At Father Lopez, Drabczyk spearheaded nearly $800,000 in athletic facility enhancements to include new baseball, softball, and tennis facilities as well as a seating expansion to the football stadium and varsity locker room renovations. Prior to arriving on the FLC campus he served as the Director of Athletics and Activities for Ocoee High School from 2010-2014, as well as serving as the Assistant Athletic Director, Head Golf Coach, and Assistant Baseball Coach at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando from 2006-2010.
In addition to his duties at Horizon, Drabczyk has served as the President of the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in 2017-2018, and currently serves as the organizations Past-President and chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee. His work extends to the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association working as the committee chairman for the national Hall of Fame Committee, as well as serving as part of the FHSAA Florida Athletic Director Advisory Committee. Drabczyk is part of the national teaching faculty for the Leadership Training Institute 501 Course: “Athletic Administration: Philosophy, Leadership Organizations and Professional Development” as well as on the state of Florida teaching faculty for the LTI course 502 ” Athletic Administration: Principles, Strategies and Methods.” A 2005 graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, Drabczyk was a four year college athlete competing in golf. He earned his masters degree in Educational Leadership from Stetson University in 2011 as well as his CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator) certification from the NIAAA in 2010.