Delaware State Equestrian Head Coach Jennifer Ridgely has announced the hiring of former Hornet student-athlete, Caroline (Foltz) Kane as the new assistant equestrian coach. Kane will be primarily responsible for coaching Delaware State’s Hunter Seat squad as well as recruiting for the Hunter Seat discipline.
“I am very excited for the future of the Hunter Seat team under Coach Kane’s direction,” Ridgely said. “I respected and adored Caroline when she was on the team and I am truly honored to be able to bring her on staff. There are very few people that share my passion, drive, and commitment to this team and Coach Kane is one of them.”
Kane will be joining the Hornet’s coaching staff on February 18, 2019. Kane, a native of Dover, Delaware, successfully competed for Delaware State University from 2008-2012 and was the Hunt Seat captain during her Junior and Senior seasons. She was an Academic All-American for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) and was an inductee to the Chi Alpha Sigma-National Scholar-Athlete Honor Society.
Kane began riding at age four and competed extensively before becoming a Hornet in 2008. She most recently has worked as the Assistant Coach of the Foxden Farm Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Team as well as full time for Delaware State Parks as their Enterprise Development Coordinator, where she oversaw business recruitment, created and managed public-private partnerships and managed and obtained corporate-level sponsorship for statewide programs and events. She will be recognized in March of 2019 as a “She’s on Her Way” award recipient, an award that recognizes the achievements and celebrates the contributions of women leaders under 30 making a difference in the State of Delaware.
“Returning to Delaware State University and the Equestrian program feels like coming home,” said Kane. “The four years spent under Coach Ridgely’s direction and competing at the collegiate level helped shaped me into the woman I am today. I am thrilled to return and work beside her and hope to give our current and future student-athletes the experience and opportunities that were presented to me here.”
Caroline and her husband, Kevin were married in June of 2018 and reside in Camden, Delaware.