Stetson Corman takes reins as Texas Tech new rodeo team coach
Stetson Corman, an experienced calf roper, team roper and currently Texas Tech University's interim rodeo coach, has been selected to fill the position permanently, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially steps into his new post on Wednesday (Feb. 1).
"I'm looking forward to such a great opportunity to not only represent Texas Tech University, my alma mater, but to grow and shape the rodeo program in the future," Corman said.
Looking ahead, Corman said his goal for the team includes building on the team's current success by bringing in the top competitors that are seeking a prominent education that will compete inside the arena, as well as the classroom. "I want to develop teams that represent and compete at the highest level, giving the whole Texas Tech community something to be proud of," he said.
The Colorado native earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural and applied economics from Texas Tech. While attending Tech he served as vice president of the Texas Tech Rodeo Team, and placed fourth in the All-Around of the Southwest Region College Rodeo (2015-2016). In addition, he had two qualifications to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Mountain States Circuit Finals (2015-2016), qualification for the PRCA All-American Finals (2016), and was named the PRCA Mountain States Circuit Rookie of the Year (2016).
In addition to his work with Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences faculty, staff and students, Corman worked at Northeastern Colorado's Burlington Feeders Inc., a custom cattle feeding facility, focusing on the organization's cow/calf operations. Earlier, he managed a cow/calf operation with Corman Ranches in Bethune, Colorado.
Tech's Rodeo Team is affiliated with the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, which is represented on more than 220 junior college and university campuses throughout the United States within 11 regions. The Red Raiders compete in 10 NIRA Rodeos each year. One of the year's highlights is the Texas Tech Rodeo during the fall semester. Texas Tech team members take an active role in producing, managing and promoting the event.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Michael Orth, chairman, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-5653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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