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Gamecocks Welcome Sara Slocum as Volunteer Assistant Coach
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Gamecocks Welcome Sara Slocum as Volunteer Assistant Coach

Jan. 9, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina head coach Boo Major is proud to announce that Sara Slocum has been hired as a volunteer coach for the Gamecock equestrian program. Slocum will assist the Gamecocks in their day-to-day operations, both at practice and competitive meets.

“We are very fortunate to have Sara as our new volunteer coach,” Major said. “Having had the pleasure of watching Sara compete for four years at Georgia and knowing the reputation she has as a horsemanship rider, she will be a great asset to our team. Our coaching staff is happy to have Sara join us.”

“I am extremely thankful to the University of South Carolina, Coach Major, Coach Sorrel and Coach Dobbs for this amazing opportunity,” Slocum said. “I love this sport and will give my all to help this team grow and continue to win championships.”

Slocum was a four-year letter winner at the University of Georgia and graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in communications. She was part of Georgia’s 2014 NCEA National Championship team and earned Most Outstanding Performer honors in 2015 as the Bulldogs captured the SEC Championship. A multiple-time winner of All-SEC and NCEA Academic All-America laurels, Slocum ended her career as an NCEA All-American and Georgia’s Most Outstanding Performer in Horsemanship in 2015.

The former Sara Parr, Slocum now lives in Aiken with her husband, Jay, a local attorney.


The Gamecocks open the spring schedule on Saturday, Jan. 28 with a pair of exhibition matches. The Carolina western riders will compete against Ohio State, while the hunt seat squad takes on Converse College. Start time is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET at OneWood Farm in Blythewood, S.C.