Skyhawk Equestrian | Meghan Cunningham Corvin - Head Coach
Meghan Cunningham Corvin was named the University of Tennessee at Martin’s inaugural head equestrian coach in 2005.
Corvin helped transition equestrian at the university from a club to a varsity sport. In her time at UTM, the team has been seeded to participate in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championship (NCEA) in nine of the 11 years since the team’s transition to varsity status. The Skyhawks have annually been ranked in the NCEA top-10 national polls and have produced eight All-Americans in their storied history.
Corvin is also active within NCEA serving on many committees including Championship and Selection. She is currently the president of the NCEA.
Last season, the Skyhawks produced a pair of All-United Equestrian Conference honorees (Randi LaChance, Brittany Woodard) while LaChance was also named an NCEA honorable mention All-American in equitation on the flat. UT Martin also produced three more NCEA Academic Honor Roll recipients in Woodard, Sammi Felts and Sydney Lintner.
In 2015-16, UT Martin spent four consecutive weeks in the national top-10 rankings while also accounting for nine NCEA Academic All-American and Academic Honor Roll recipients.
In 2014, UT Martin spent four consecutive weeks in the top-10 national polls and boasted a pair of NCEA All-Americans (Reid Rickett and Mykaela Van Selus) and five NCEA academic team honorees (Melanie Aiosa, Laney Hixson, Sarah Sutton, Sydney LaFreniere and Kaylan Herbst) in 2014.
In 2014-15, Corvin helped guide UT Martin to its ninth consecutive NCEA Tournament appearance. She also oversaw a Skyhawk squad that took home the NCEA Sportsmanship Award and produced a pair of NCEA All-Americans (Mia Bray and Hunter Ralston). Bray was also recognized as the United Equestrian Conference Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Year while Ralston was UT Martin's 2014-15 Bettye Giles Female Athlete of the Year.
UT Martin's academic success also continued in 2014-15, as six Skyhawks (Mykaela Van Selus, Rachel Crinklaw, Laney Hixson, Katie Kallevig, Brittany Woodard and Cora Rogalski) were spotlighted as NCEA academic team honorees.
Prior to joining the Skyhawks, Corvin was an assistant coach at Kansas State University. Under her leadership, she led the hunter seat squad to three regional and one zone championship with two national appearances with 11 individuals qualifying for national competitions.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa, Corvin received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and master’s degree from Kansas State, both in animal science. Her graduate work centered on the development and promotion of NCEA Equestrian.
Corvin is married to David Corvin and they have two children.