May 25, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - Assistant Hunter Seat coach Stacy Lane-Sanderson became the first recipient of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Coach of the Year award. Lane-Sanderson helped lead the Baylor hunter seat team to its first ever National Championship this season.
"It is an honor to be recognized as the NCEA Coach of the Year," Lane-Sanderson said. "To know that I was voted in by my peers, my fellow coaches that I hold so much respect for, is an indescribable feeling. I am grateful and humbled. I want to thank everyone for making my first two years with the Baylor and the NCEA such a wonderful experience."
A second year coach in both NCEA and collegiate riding, Lane-Sanderson has been instrumental in the success of the Hunter Seat team this season. Under her guidance, the Bears were able to sweep through the Hunter Seat bracket, eventually defeating Texas A&M for the school's first national title.
The NCEA Coach of the year award is voted on by all coaches in the NCEA. It is designed to recognize an outstanding head or assistant coach in the sport of collegiate equestrian.