Aug. 15, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - Former University of Georgia equestrian Collins Daye has been named the head equestrian coach at Fresno State University, it was announced by Fresno State Director of Athletics Thomas Boeh.
“I am thrilled that Collins has been given this opportunity,” head coach Meghan Boenig said. “She is extremely talented and is a hard worker and I know that she will lead Fresno State to great things. We can’t wait to see her on the road when we compete against them in January.”
Daye was a member of the Bulldog equestrian team from 2001-03 and helped lead Georgia to consecutive hunt seat national titles. In 2003, she helped the Bulldogs to its first Varsity Equestrian National Championship. During the 2003 championship run, Daye was named the individual national champion. She was the individual reserve champion in 2002.
Following her stint as a student-athlete at Georgia, Daye spent two seasons as a member of the Bulldog coaching staff, helping Georgia to the 2004 hunt seat and overall national title, as well as the 2005 reserve title.
Daye becomes the fourth former Georgia equestrian to reach the collegiate coaching ranks and the fifth with ties to the Georgia program.
“The number of former Bulldogs who are now coaching is a testament to the strength of the Georgia equestrian program and the talent of the riders who compete here and go on to give back to the sport and lead programs to great things,” added Boenig.