The Jumping Seat side of the TCU equestrian program is led by head coach Logan Fiorentino.
Fiorentino is in her 12th season at TCU and was named Jumping Seat Head Coach in June of 2011.
Fiorentino was instrumental in Isabella Baxter being named the Big 12 Conference Fences Rider of the Year, an All-Big 12 First Team nod and a NCEA First Team All-American following the 2021-22 campaign. Raegan Rast was also named All-Big 12 First Team in Fences, while Sydney Berube was a First Team honoree in Flat. The Fences squad registered nine wins on the season, while Flat riders posted eight victories in meets.
Four of TCU’s seven NCEA All-Americans came on the Jumping Seat side, as Fiorentino coached Alex Beneson to second team honors, and Jacey Albaugh, Ashleigh Scully and Baxter tohonorable mention honors. Albaugh and Beneson were also named All-Big 12 Team selections. Both Fences and Flat disciplines combined for 18 single-meet victories. The Fences side posted scores of 4-0 or 5-0 in four different meets, while Flat tallied one 4-0 mark.
In 2019-20, the Frogs success seemed to depend on the ability of the Jumping Seat side winning, with TCU holding a record of 7-2 in meets where the Jumping Seat corps won or tied the discipline. Junior Raegan Rast earned Big 12 Fences Rider of the Year honors as well as a Ariat NCEA Second Team All-American nod. The Jumping Seat unit won 13 Most Outstanding Performer honors in a season that saw no postseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine TCU riders on the Jumping Seat side earned Farnam NCEA Academic All-America recognition, as well as 12 to the Academic All-Big 12. Fiorentino coached a well-performing group of horses as well, with three named to the NCEA Top 10 horses list, Callisto, Lina and Pim.
The 2018-19 season saw a lot of newcomers to the Hunter Seat unit, but the young talent proved to be up to the task with seven new Horned Frogs finding their way into the fold and making an impact on the Hunter Seat side. Freshman Izzy Baxter totaled seven MOPs across both Fences and Flat action, earning her a spot in the Fences First Team All-America, the only Hunter Seat Frog to be an All-American. Joined by Raegan Rast, Baxter made the All-Big 12 Team for the two Frogs to receive the honor. Fiorentino missed out on the NCEA National Championship, as she welcomed her second son, Tripp during the week. The Frogs also hit their stride in the classroom with eight Academic All-Big 12 and NCEA Academic All-American recipients.
Fiorentino and the 2017-18 Hunt Seat team found their rhythm late in the year, leading the Frogs to the semifinals after a 6-2 discipline victory against Oklahoma State in the NCEA National Championship Quarterfinals. The Frogs had three 10+ winners on their team, with Jayme Omand finding the list in both Fences and Flat and Carly Barnett had 11 wins on the Flat.
Omand earned First Team All-America honors from the NCEA and was the only Hunt Seat rider to garner such recognition. The Frogs had three riders tabbed to the All-Big 12 Flat team as well as one to the Fences squad. TCU had seven Hunt Seat riders named to the Academic All-America team by the NCEA, as well as five Academic All-Big 12 members. Fiorentino and the Hunt Seat ranks made waves all throughout campus, with Julia Finn earning TCU’s Hal Harbuck Community Service Award.
In the 2016-17 season, Fiorentino led her riders to eight wins on the Hunt Seat side. Five Hunt Seat riders were named Rider of the Month by the Big 12 one was named Rider of the Year at season’s end. Two were named MOPs of the Big 12 Championship, and two were named All-Big 12. Two riders were Rider of the Month by the NCEA, and two were NCEA All-Americans. On the academic side, Kari Hancock became the most decorated equestrian in TCU history, earning multiple accolades from the Big 12 Conference as well as the NCEA including the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the Big 12’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, Scholar-Athlete of the Year in equestrian by the Big 12, Elite Equestrian by the NCEA, and TCU’s Dutch Meyer Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Fiorentino has single-handedly made the TCU Hunt Seat program a force on the national level.
The 2015-16 season proved the type of impact Fiorentino has had on the program as the Horned Frogs made program history by earning runner-up accolades at nationals. In the process, TCU became the lowest seed ever to advance to the National Championship and closed the season ranked No. 2 overall in the nation. By the time nationals were over in Waco, Fiorentino had placed both Molly Peddicord and Nikki Diamantis on the 2016 NCEA All-Championship team.
Throughout the 2015-16 season, Fiorentino helped Peddicord reach heights never seen before on the Hunt Seat side. Peddicord, who was named the Big 12 Rider of the Year in Equitation over Fences, became the first student-athlete in program history to claim First-Team All-America recognition in Equitation over Fences. She also became the first student-athlete in school history to be named an All-American in two different disciplines the same year by claiming Honorable Mention All-America honors in Equitation on the Flat. She is also only the third student-athlete to ever earn first-team recognition in Hunt Seat. All three have come under the direction of Fiorentino. Jayme Omand also excelled for Fiorentino in 2015-16, claiming All-America accolades herself after going 9-5 overall on the Flat.
Other highlights include Kari Hancock setting an NCEA, Big 12 and school record in Equitation on the Flat by scoring a 98 versus South Dakota State in October. Her 98 was the highest score ever recorded during the regular season in NCEA history. Inside the classroom, Fiorentino continued her success of having student-athletes that excel both academically and athletically as Hancock and Omand were named Academic All-Americans for the 2015-16 season. Several others picked up Academic All-Big 12, with many also being named to the La Hacienda Academic Honor Roll.
Not to be outdone, the New York native was honored with the 2016 NCEA Distinguished Alumni Award, which is given out to someone who has made a difference following their playing career within collegiate equestrian and the sport of equestrian.
The 2014-15 campaign saw the program rise to new heights as TCU climbed to high as No. 2 in the national rankings, the highest ranking in school history. During the course of the season, the Frogs under Fiorentino’s watch had six student-athletes earn NCEA All-America accolades, including sophomore Kari Hancock who claimed First-Team recognition on the Hunt Seat side.
By being named NCEA First-Team All-American, Hancock became the second Horned Frog in school history to claim first-team accolades on the Hunt Seat side.
Not to be outdone, senior Kaitlin Perry was named the Big 12 Most Outstanding Performer at the Big 12 Championship in Equitation on the Flat, going 2-0 in the discipline. Earning all-league accolades under Fiorentino in 2014-15 were Nicole Diamantis (Equitation over Fences), Hancock (Equitation on the Flat) and Perry (Equitation on the Flat).
The 2013-14 season was another banner year for the Horned Frogs as the program came within one win of claiming the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Championship en route to a three-way tie for first-place regular-season finish with a 3-3 conference record. The Frogs had several individuals shine on the Hunt Seat side as Taylor Alexander, Caitlin Ader and Kaitlin Perry all earned NCEA Academic honorees. Ader claimed All-Big 12 recognition in both Equitation on the Flat and Equitation over Fences. By doing so, she not only became the first student-athlete in program history to earn all-conference honors in both, but also only the second student-athlete to claim recognition on the Flat. For the year, Ader produced 12 victories between the two disciplines with two MOP accolades. She also went 5-4-1 in conference action combined during the regular season.
The 2012-13 season saw the Horned Frogs close the year with a program-best 9-6 overall record, including a 3-3 mark in Big 12 action. The 9-6 record marked the first time in program history that the Frogs’ Hunt Seat squad had recorded nine wins in a single season. TCU claimed the No. 5 seed at nationals, which is the highest pre-tournament seeding in program history for Hunt Seat. Individually, it was another banner year for the Hunt Seat program as sophomore Demi Stiegler garnered Big 12 Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Year accolades en route to becoming the first First-Team All-America honoree in program history. Not to be outdone, Caitlin Ader posted Second-Team All-America honors on the Flat, while senior Haley Jacobi was named Big 12 Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
In her first season coaching at TCU, Fiorentino led the Hunt Seat team to a No. 8 finish, which up until the 2012-13 season was the team’s highest ranking going into nationals.
After facing the toughest schedule to date, Fiorentino’s team posted a 6-6-2 record on the year with victories over No. 1 ranked Georgia and No. 5 ranked Oklahoma State.
Fiorentino’s Hunt Seat team earned numerous accolades in 2011-12, which was highlighted by standout freshman Kaitlin Perry’s Honorable Mention All-America honors. Perry went 9-3-1 on the season and earned one MVP honor. In the classroom, Haley Jacobi earned First Team Academic All-America honors while Callie Selchau and senior Taylor Frederick earned Academic Honorable Mention honors.
Fiorentino came to Fort Worth following three seasons as an assistant at the University of Georgia where the program captured the Overall Team National Championship twice during her stay in 2009 and 2010. Fiorentino coached the Bulldogs to be the Hunt Seat National Champion in both 2009 and 2010. The Bulldogs were also the SEC Champions in 2009. She joined the staff after competing for the Bulldogs from 2004-2007.
Additionally, she coached the 2009 Equitation over Fences Individual National Champion, Individual Reserve National Champion, and accomplished the same feat in 2010.
In 2011, Fiorentino placed two student-athletes on the First Team All-American list and the Honorable Mention All-American list for Equitation over Fences.
In 2010, Fiorentino assumed head coaching duties for the Bulldogs for three months, while UGA coach Meghan Boenig was on maternity leave. She also was responsible for all recruiting for the Hunt Seat team as well as adding more than 20 horses to the team herd, including the development of younger horses.
A native of Lloyd Harbor, New York, Fiorentino graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 2006 with a bachelor’s of science in sport business. She followed that with a master’s degree in sport management in 2007. A member of the United States Equestrian Federation, Fiorentino has been a member of various NCEA steering committees since 2008.
Fiorentino married her husband, Ray Serzanin, in June 2011 and welcomed their son, Thomas, in December 2016.