Looking Back on Fiorentino's First Year

Logan Fiorentino

Logan Fiorentino

Aug. 2, 2012

Story by Courtney Motz, TCU Media Relations Intern


FORT WORTH, Texas - GoFrogs.com recently sat down with Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino to get her thoughts on her first year coaching at TCU and what she looks forward to next season.

In 2012, Fiorentino led the Hunt Seat team to a No. 8 finish, which was the highest ranking on the Hunt Seat side going into nationals ever. After the toughest schedule to date, Fiorentino's team posted the best Hunt Seat record in program history at 6-6-2 on the year with victories over No. 1 ranked Georgia and No. 5 ranked Oklahoma State.

How did you think your first year coaching at TCU went?
My first year at TCU was great. It was a busy year with a lot of traveling, but I think that we have a lot of positive momentum coming into this upcoming season.

What are the hunt seat team's strongest attributes?
The Hunt Seat team has a lot of drive and will to succeed. The team is hungry to show what they are capable of and for a coach, it is fun to work with a team that wants to win. I also appreciate how much care, attention and love the team gives our horses. They really care about their equine 'teammates' as much as their human teammates and it shows in practice and competition.

What will the team be working on this upcoming year to improve?
I think consistency will be the key to success this year. We will be working on getting into a solid groove and striving for consistency in practice and at the meets.

Is there anything you will do different or the same for next year?
I'm looking forward to hosting some more meets at TCU this year. I think it will give our fans an opportunity to see the team compete against some really great schools. There are always things to tweak and improve upon each year, but we will continue to practice hard and thoroughly prepare for each meet. The team will also stay active in giving back to the Fort Worth and TCU community.

Speaking of giving back to the community, the team did numerous hours of community service this year. How important is getting involved in the community to you?
Giving back to the community is extremely important to me. The TCU and Fort Worth community is so supportive of the team and I believe that it is important to give back. I hope to continue to stay active in philanthropic events.

How many hours of service did the TCU Equestrian team tally this 2011-2012 season?
The team combined for 390 hours of community service, which is awesome.

What are you looking forward to in the 2012-2013 season?
I'm looking forward to watching the team continue to grow and improve. We have a lot of talent and I can't wait to see it develop. I'm also looking forward to our move to the Big 12.

TCU has never been in a conference where equestrian is recognized. How will moving into the Big 12 Conference affect the team and the season?
TCU entering the Big 12 Conference is so exciting for the sport of Equestrian. We will now have an opportunity to compete for a Big 12 Conference Championship and ride a more balanced and competitive schedule. I'm excited and appreciative of the support the Big 12 has shown the sport of Equestrian over the past several years.

After almost a year, how are you adjusting to Fort Worth?
I really enjoy my time in Fort Worth. The people are friendly and there is always something to do. I'm not sure I'll ever really get used to the heat, but so far the weather has been a little better than last summer when I moved here!

What is your favorite aspect of Fort Worth?
I think that Fort Worth is really unique. You have this great college campus area with all of the TCU sports you could ever hope to watch. You drive 5 miles and you are in downtown Fort Worth with art, music, shopping, great restaurants and the Will Rogers Center for any horse related competition you could ever hope to see. If you drive 5 miles the other direction, you are in the Stockyards and back in the Old West. I like the balance and the blend of the three parts of Fort Worth. I'm never bored and I can always find something interesting to do or see.


 

 


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