Hill College


Head Coach & Athletic Director Paul Brown

Paul BrownBrown has led the Rebels for the past 22 years. During his tenure here, Hill College has had seven individual national champions (six in bull riding and one in calf roping) and seven individual reserve national champions. His teams have accumulated 18 regional team championships, eight reserve regional team championships and finished in the Top 10 national team standings 13 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 in retail; Tomile, a radiation therapist at Southwestern Medical in Dallas; son-in-law Cody Rostockyj, a professional bull rider; Jake, student at Texas A&M University-Commerce and Hill College rodeo assistant coach; and Sage, a first grader at Bynum ISD.

Assistant Coach Jake Brown

Jake BrownBrown begins his first 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 is currently completing his agri-business degree from Texas A&M University in Commerce.

Brown has been competing on the PRCA circuit since he turned 18. He was runner-up to the Rookie Title in bareback riding in 2009 and qualified for the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo four times in his young career.