|Born||December 31, 1892|
|Died||April 14, 1981 (aged 88)|
|Alma mater||Clark University|
New York University
University of California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
43–61 (baseball, excluding Clark)
Clifford Emory "Pop" Horton (December 31, 1892 – April 14, 1981) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He was the ninth head football coach at Illinois State Normal University—now known as Illinois State University—in Normal, Illinois, serving for two seasons, from 1923 to 1934, and compiling a record of 4–8–4.
Horton graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where he participated in athletics. He then attended the International YMCA College—now known as Springfield College—in Springfield, Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor of Physical Education degree. Horton then did graduate work for a master's degree at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he also coached baseball. He founded the Gamma Phi Circus in 1929 as a gymnastics fraternity. Horton retired from the university in August 1961.
Horton was born on December 31, 1892, in Shelton, Washington. He married Garnetta E. Scheid on June 15, 1921, in Madison, Wisconsin. Horton died on April 14, 1981.
|Illinois State Redbirds (Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1923–1924)|