Equestrian Coach Katelyn Medeiros Resigns

Equestrian Coach Katelyn Medeiros Resigns

June 25, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA- The head equestrian coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Katelyn Medeiros, has resigned.

Medeiros led the Corsairs for the past three seasons. UMass Dartmouth placed second in Region Four, Zone One in 2007, Medeiros' first season. Kate Goodwin and Rebecca Viera also represented UMass Dartmouth at the national championships during Medeiros' tenure.

"Individually, we had a very successful year," said Medeiros. "We had a lot of team success during my first two years, and we also had two individuals go to nationals. We also hosted our own horse show each year. Overall, we were pretty successful during the past three years."

Medeiros, a native of Tiverton, RI and a Tiverton High School graduate, graduated from Mount Ida College and the Meredith Manor Equestrian Centre in Parkersburg, WV. During her tenure, she has run the Corsair squad from the Four Corners Equestrian center and Clearview Farms, both in Tiverton.

"I absolutely loved coaching the team, it was great to be able to teach riding at another level, and it was great for me to be able to progress as an instructor," said Medeiros. "We were successful in terms of recognition of the program, and recognition throughout the school. I was able to open up a lot more doors to more students to be able to participate in the program, and our program was bigger than it has ever been. Providing a broader spectrum of opportunity and raising the instruction to another level led to our success. I appreciate the faculty at UMass Dartmouth, they were great as well."

Director of Athletics Ian Day praised Medeiros. "I appreciate all of Katelyn's efforts to raise the program to a new level," said Day. "The success the team has achieved under her tenure speaks for itself."