Hubbard Hired as Western Coach
Eric Hubbard has officially been named the Western coach.
Eric Hubbard has officially been named the Western coach.

Aug. 1, 2013

By Kasandra Martinson

FRESNO, Calif. --- After serving as the interim Western coach for seven months, Eric Hubbard has officially joined the Fresno State coaching staff under head equestrian coach Collins Daye. Hubbard is set to take the reigns as an assistant equestrian coach, working primarily with the Western side of the team.

"He has a great amount of knowledge to share with the girls and he is a great addition to life at the barn out here," said Daye. "I'm super excited that Eric has decided to stay on with us, since day one he has been a tremendous asset to our team."

Hubbard has made a positive impact on the team since arriving at Fresno State in January. During his time as interim coach, Hubbard saw the Bulldogs to the first round of the 2013 NCEA Western Team Championship. Under his leadership Western rider, Lauren Crivelli was named to the NCEA Academic All-American First Team.

"I'm excited that it is official now, and to be a part of the direction that Coach Daye is taking the team as we move forward towards some success," stated Hubbard.

Hubbard has extensive riding and coaching experience, as well as training experience that he brings to the Bulldogs. Hubbard competed for three years in the IHSA for the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), where he coached for two years directly after graduation. He then worked as a professional horse trainer where he gained his American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) judging card and Pinto Horse Association of America (PtHA). As a professional trainer, he has had multiple riders finish top 10 at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) World Shows along with World and Reserve World Champions.



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