Lanae KoonsLanae McDonald, Head Coach

Lanae McDonald began coaching the Laramie County Community College equestrian team in 2006. She was a member of the team from 2001-2003, during which she acted as the team president and was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Hailing from Goodland, Kan., Lanae took up riding at a young age and is a longtime member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She majored in equine training and management at LCCC before continuing her education at Kansas State University. In 2004, she earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science with an emphasis in business. Two years later, Lanae earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.

During her coaching stint at LCCC, the equestrian team has had numerous successes, including placing 2nd in the region for western, just after West Texas A&M University.