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Casie Maxwell is in her second season as head coach at Baylor and her ninth season as a collegiate equestrian head coach. Maxwell, who was selected to lead the program in July 2017, begins the 2018-19 season with a career record of 56-69 (.448), going 51-60 at Kansas State (.459) and posting a 5-9 (.357) mark in her first season at Baylor.
In year one at Baylor, the Bears rallied for ranked wins over No. 5 Auburn and No. 7 TCU. The win over the Tigers was the first win over a ranked opponent for the Bears under Maxwell and the victory over the Horned Frogs extended BU’s regular season win streak over TCU to nine.
Maxwell’s expertise with the Western side paid off at the NCEA National Championships. While the team suffered a quarterfinals loss to No. 2 Auburn, both the reining and horsemanship advanced out of the opening rounds, with the horsemanship squad falling to Auburn by just 1.5 points on a 2-2 (581.5-580) raw scores tiebreaker.
Maxwell joined the Bears after spending the previous decade at K-State, serving as the head coach from July 2009 until June 2016, when the program was discontinued by the athletic department. Temporarily transitioning from coaching, Maxwell stayed at K-State as a compliance specialist for the following year before joining the Baylor family.
“I am honored and so excited to continue my coaching career at Baylor University,” Maxwell said. “Coaching has a special place in my heart and I am so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to a shared mission of turning these great student-athletes into strong, successful women, all within Baylor’s faith-based caring community. I cannot wait to get back into the arena and get started coaching the talented student-athletes who have chosen Baylor for their collegiate careers.”
Maxwell led the Wildcats as the head coach, taking over the reins in July 2009 after spending the previous two years as co-head coach. She saw great success at the helm of the program, coaching the western team to three reserve titles, posting 17 All-Americans, two national riders of the year, and twice was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year.
“I have greatly missed being a part of the lives of student-athletes over this past year, so I look forward to this opportunity to push Baylor Equestrian to its highest level,” Maxwell said. “Coach White and her staff have worked extremely hard to establish a solid program since its start in 2004. I know I am stepping into a program with a great foundation and significant support both inside and outside of the arena.”
Maxwell got her start in coaching as the western assistant at Kansas State in August 2006.
Prior to joining the Wildcats, Maxwell enjoyed a stellar career as a student-athlete and member of the four-time Western National Champions squad at Texas A&M, posting top four finishes in horsemanship and reining in 2005 in her senior campaign. She took a fifth season to stay with the Aggies as a student coach during the 2005-06 season before moving on to K-State the following year.
Maxwell and her husband, Bailey, have a son, Tatum, and a daughter, Brekyn.
THE MAXWELL FILE
Family: husband, Bailey; children: son, Tatum, and daughter, Brekyn
College: Texas A&M, 2006 (B.S., Animal Science)
Texas A&M (2001-2005), Western
2005-2006 Texas A&M (student assistant)
2006-2007 Kansas State (assistant western)
2007-2009 Kansas State (co-head coach)
2009-2016 Kansas State (head coach)
2017-present Baylor (head coach)
2002 NCEA Western National Champions (Texas A&M, student-athlete)
2003 NCEA Western National Champions (Texas A&M, student-athlete)
2004 NCEA Western National Champions (Texas A&M, student-athlete)
2005 NCEA Western National Champions (Texas A&M, student-athlete)
2010 NCEA Western Reserve Champions (Kansas State, head coach)
2011 NCEA Western Reserve Champions (Kansas State, head coach)
2013 NCEA Western Reserve Champions (Kansas State, head coach)
THE MAXWELL WORKSHEET (head coaching record)
What year did you start working at Baylor Athletics?
Where is your hometown?
Best part of the job:
Getting to coach student-athletes every day. Being a part of their lives in and out of the arena is extremely rewarding.
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."
More about Casie:
I am married with two kids. My family and I just relocated to Waco last month from Kansas for my new job. Outside of work we love spending time with our kids, riding horses, traveling, and just being around family.