Harold Horton, one of the most successful and most popular coaches in University of Central Arkansas football history, is retiring from a half century of coaching and athletic administration, most recently as head of the Razorback Foundation.

Hundreds of Conway friends, former UCA players and assistant coaches, friends in central and east Arkansas and former coaching rivals gathered at Conway Country Club on Wednesday to celebrate his career, characterized by success at every level.

"My reality exceeded my dreams," Horton told the steady stream of well-wishers.

A slideshow of the event can be viewed here: