Elisabeth Tharp | Broadcast Reporter
After 12 years, the Baylor Equestrian team has a new head coach.
Ellen White, Baylor’s first ever equestrian head coach, announced her retirement in early June and on July 12th, Cassie Maxwell was announced as Baylor’s second head coach.
Cassie Maxwell rode for Texas A&M in 2001 to 2005 and was a student coach from 2005 to 2006. Maxwell was also the head coach for Kansas State’s Equestrian team from 2009 to 2016, and then served as the compliance specialist for her last year at Kansas State.
Practice has just begun for the equestrian team and Coach Maxwell is working hard to start working with the team. Meanwhile, she is also getting her family situated to Waco.
“It’s been mass chaos, but it has been great,” Maxwell said. “I work well off multitasking and having things thrown at me — it’s great. My family got here last week, so we are finally all in Waco.”
12 years is a long time for an organization to get used to one person running everything, but the Baylor Equestrian girls are positive about this new implementation.
“I think this new season is going to be really good for us,” said junior Kaylee Mellot. “We have got a lot of change coming and I think it’s change that needed to be done.”