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Nichole Tiffany begins first year at Kansas State as assistant equestrian coach


MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Nichole Tiffany is beginning her first year as assistant women's equestrian coach at Kansas State. A native Kansan, she received her bachelor of science degree from Kansas State in animal sciences and industry with a business option in 2002.

While a student at Kansas State, Tiffany was instrumental in founding the Kansas State University Equestrian Club as an Open Rider and also helped finalize the process of becoming NCAA sanctioned. Before coming to Kansas State, Tiffany worked as an equine consultant and sales representative with ADA Alliance Nutrition, Inc. and in addition, she volunteered as the Assistant Youth Advisor for the Kansas Quarter Horse Association.

Tiffany has extensive experience in horsemanship. She was born into a family of professional horse trainers, and in addition to showing in local and national competition, she represented Kansas at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show from 1995-99 in Horsemanship, Working Cow Horse and horse judging contests. Her lifelong experience with equestrian will make her an invaluable addition to the program at Kansas State.

"I am very excited to once again be part of a nationally recognized competitive team," Tiffany said. "Over the past few years I have watched this program grow from a club sport to an NCAA team and I look forward to an incredible future. I am honored to be given the opportunity to continue my involvement in the equine industry with such a talented group of women."

First year head coach Teresa Slough also expressed excitement about Tiffany's hiring and the passion she brings to the Kansas State Equestrian program.

"I'm excited to have Nichole coming on board," Slough said. "She has extensive horse showing experience in the Western division and she has been very involved in the horse industry in Kansas. I think she can do a lot of things for this program. She is very excited and very passionate about the program in general, and I think that she will be a great asset."