MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State head equestrian coach Teresa Slough announced Wednesday the hiring of former Texas A&M standout Casie Lisabeth as the team’s assistant coach. In her duties, Lisabeth will serve as the western coach and will assist with all other aspects of the Wildcat program.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to start my coaching career at Kansas State,” Lisabeth said. “I look forward to working with such talented riders and hope to contribute a new perspective to K-State's nationally recognized program.”
Lisabeth heads to Manhattan after serving one year as a student coach at Texas A&M University, where she assisted with an Aggie squad that placed third nationally in Western at both the Varsity Equestrian and IHSA Championships. A four-year member of the Aggie equestrian team, Lisabeth was the Reserve High Point Regional Rider of the Year in 2005 and also had two top-four finishes at the Varsity Equestrian Championships as a senior. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M in 2006.
“I think Casie is going to make an excellent addition to our staff,” Slough said. “She brings some great new ideas to the table, she’s been a successful equestrian student-athlete herself, and she’s very excited about the opportunity at Kansas State. The Western squad is coming off of a very successful year, and Casie’s expertise will help us continue to excel. We’re excited to have her here.”
Lisabeth also has served as an assistant horse trainer at both Double D Ranch in Canton, Ga., and Cahill Quarter Horses in Madisonville, Texas and also a horsemanship teacher for the Texas A&M University Cooperative Ext. Service in College Station, Texas. She also is an accomplished rider on the Quarter Horse circuit where she has been competitive for the last 10 years.