The TCU Polo Team had their first practice of the season on Sunday, September 13 under the direction of Coach Vaughn Miller. The team was founded in 2004 and has averaged around 7-10 female members per year. On Sunday the team had a record turnout of 23 students, all of whom have previous riding experience. This also included 4 male students who are ready to take charge and be the founding members of the competitive men’s team. The TCU Polo Team is a student-run organization through the University, meaning the elected officers are in charge of all the behind-the-scenes work. Senior Lauren Dungan, in her second year as President, has been adamant about branding the team and increasing its presence on campus through fundraisers, team apparel, and photo shoots. The team is continuously gaining more recognition, which will only help for recruiting in years to come!
Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point Texas is proud to be the home of TCU Polo. After his first successful year coaching Interscholastic Polo, Coach Miller was recommended as TCU Polo Coach by United States Polo Association’s I/I committee. His first Interscholastic team included his son Vaughn Sebastian of Highland Park, Andrew Garcia of Southlake and Ronnie Puente of Little Elm. This team won Central Regional Championship and went to nationals with Vance Miller as alternate. As Andrew aged out and Vance stepped up, their team has been Regional Champions every year, making it to National Finals and ranked 2nd best high school polo team in the country, behind West Shore. In addition, two of his players were chosen to represent Zone One in the USPA National Youth Tournament Series 2015. Not only does Coach Miller have high hopes of his Interscholastic team winning Nationals in 2016, he is thrilled to have more interest in the TCU Intercollegiate program than ever this year, adding a Men’s Polo team and coaching the Frogs to victory! Come out and support them, the public is welcome to watch the Sunday morning practice games. Check schedule for Novembers Fall Fandango when college polo teams from all over the country will be visiting Prestonwood for a weekend tournament. High School and College Polo has a long history and tradition in the USA dating back to 1928.In 2015 the USPA made a historical decision to offer college scholarships. Many top colleges offer Intercollegiate Polo. Contact our Prestonwood/TCU Coach Vaughn Miller to learn more. firstname.lastname@example.org.