Hollins University has named Kayleigh Burke as the new assistant riding coach. Burke's duties will include: recruiting to the program, database management, communication with prospective student-athletes, cultivating a social media presence, as well as coaching and teaching. Kayleigh is slated to being her new full-time position on May 28th.
Burke comes to Hollins after spending the past several years at Virginia Tech, where she received her Masters of Arts in Communication. While at the Blacksburg institution, Burke spent two years as a assistant coach of the Hunter Team. Her coaching duties included, serving as a mentor and role model for team members, helping to coordinate team and one-on-one practice sessions, coordinate travel, as well as assisting in the selection of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team members, and monitoring the athletic performance of the student-athletes. In addition to serving as an assistant coach, Burke also worked in the Virginia Tech Department of Communications as a Graduate Teaching Assistant of Public Speaking.