Head Coach & Athletic Director Paul Brown
Brown has led the Rebels for the past 24 years. During his tenure here, Hill College has had eight individual national champions (seven in bull riding and one in calf roping) and seven individual reserve national champions. His teams have accumulated 19 regional team championships, nine reserve regional team championships and finished in the Top 10 national team standings 14 times.
Brown began his coaching career at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, in 1988. He was there for two years until taking over the position at Hill College. Prior to his coaching career, Brown worked as an assistant county agent for the Texas Agricultural Extension in Eastland County and as a research assistant in Stephenville and College Station.
Brown received his bachelor's (cum laude) and master's degree from Tarleton State University. While working on his bachelor's degree, he competed for Tarleton's rodeo team from 1980-84.
Brown grew up in Cushing, a small East Texas town. He and his wife Traci have five children: Randa, working for CPS in McLennan County; Tomile, a radiation therapist at Southwestern Medical in Dallas; son-in-law Cody Rostockyj, a professional bull rider; Jake, a professional bareback rider and assistant rodeo coach; and Sage, a fourth grader at Hillsboro Intermediate School.
Assistant Coach Jake Brown
Assistant Coach Jake Brown begins his third year with the Rebels as an assistant coach.
Brown had an illustrious youth career that included two world championships. He went on to win the Texas High School State Championship in bareback riding twice and won the Texas High School State All-Around Championship once. In high school, Brown competed in bareback riding, bull riding and saddle bronc riding. He qualified for the National High School Finals three years in a row, twice in bull riding and twice in bareback riding, winning the National Championship in bareback riding his senior year.
Brown started his education at Hill College, where he competed on the Rebel Rodeo team for three years. After earning his AA degree in agriculture, he transferred to Sam Houston State University where he joined the Bearcats Rodeo team. He was a member of their Reserve National Championship team in 2012. Brown recently completed his agri-business degree from TAMU-Commerce.
Brown has been competing on the PRCA circuit since he turned 18 and has qualified for PRCA Texas Circuit finals 6 times and currently serves as the Texas Circuit Bareback Riding Director. He was the 2013 CPRA champion bareback rider.