Hill College Rodeo Team

Head Coach & Athletic Director Paul Brown

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Paul Brown is Hill College’s Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach. He has led the Rebels for over 30 years. During his tenure, Hill College has had nine individual national champions (eight in bull riding and one in calf roping) and 10 individual reserve national champions (one all-around cowgirl, two goat tiers, one bareback rider, one saddle bronc rider, two bull riders, one team roper and two calf ropers). His teams have accumulated 20 regional team championships, 10 reserve regional team championships, and have had teams finish in the top 10 nationally 18 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, who is an academic success coordinator at Hill College, have four children, three daughters, and one son. Randa works for the Department of Family Services Tomile is a radiation therapist at Scott & White Hospital in Waco and is married to Cody Rostockyj, a professional bull rider and PRCA director. Their son, Jake, is a professional bareback rider and former assistant rodeo coach of Hill College is married to Nicole, secretary of Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA). Their youngest daughter, Saige, is a sophomore at Covington High School. All of the Brown’s older children are Hill College alumni and they have three grandchildren.


Assistant Coach Cooper Mathews

Cooper Mathews

BK - Breakaway roping, GT - Goat tying, TR - Team roping, BB - Bareback riding, GBR - Women's barrel racing, BR - Bull riding, SB - Saddle bronc riding, CR - Calf roping, SW - steer wrestling

Rodeo Roster
Name Event(s) Grade Hometown
Ainslee Morris Ainslee Morris BK, GT, TR SO Belton, TX
Ali Herring Ali Herring GBR FR Clifton, TX
Austen Moore Austen Moore GT, GBR FR North Carolina
Branna Fischer Branna Fischer GBR SO Canada
Brayden-Bruton.jpg Brayden Bruton BK, GT, GBR SO Grandview, TX
Brice-Meyers.jpg Brice Meyers CR SO Grandview, TX
Brighton Bauman Brighton Bauman BK, TR SO Florida
Cade Fedor Cade Fedor SW, TR SO Grandview, TX
Cassidy-Watson.jpg Cassidy Watson GBR SO Wylie, TX
Chance Littleben Chance Littleben TR SO Arizona
Chase-Webster.jpg Chase Webster CR, TR SO Utah
Cody Hooks Cody Hooks BR FR Louisiana
Colby Fedor Colby Fedor BB SO Grandview, TX
Cole Walker Cole Walker SW SO Springtown, TX
Colton Payne Colton Payne  TR FR Franklin, TX
coyhebert.png Coy Hebert SB FR Louisiana
Cutter Kaylor Cutter Kaylor BR SO Jasper, TX
Fallon Hansen Fallon Hansen BK SO Oregon
GennaJones.jpg Genna Jones GBR FR Grandview, TX
Hagen Helmcamp Hagen Helmcamp BR FR Buffalo, TX
Haley Mason Haley Mason BK  FR Anderson, TX
Harley Potter Harley Potter GBR  FR Waxahachie, TX
Jahmal Moore Jahmal Moore BR SO Houston, TX
Jaishaun Wofford Jaishaun Wofford SW SO Euless, TX
Jake-Dollander.jpg Jake Dollander TR SO Tolar, TX
jamarcushorace.png Jamarcus Horace CR SO Conroe, TX
JB Collins JB Collins CR, TR SO Rosenburg, TX
Jensen-Ladd.jpg Jensen Ladd GBR SO Minnesota
Jessi-Harris.jpg Jessi Harris GBR SO Itasca, TX
Joelle Watson Joelle Watson GBR FR Cleburne, TX
Julian Jones Julian Johnson CR FR Houston, TX
Kalli-McCall.jpg Kalli McCall BK, GBR SO Lufkin, TX
Kaylee Traylor Kaylee Traylor BK SO Mississippi
Kelly Kendrick Kelly Kendrick GBR SO Omaha, TX
Kendal Turner Kendal Turner GT, BK FR Teague, TX
Kevin Greenwood Kevin Greenwood TR FR Waco, TX
Lane Chesson Lane Chesson SW FR Beaumont, TX
Luke Leathers Luke Leathers CR, TR FR Axtell, TX
MacKenzie Dowell Mackenzie Dowell GT, BK FR Marlin, TX
Mason Vaculin Mason Vaculin CR, TR FR Cameron, TX
Max-Mathis.jpg Max Mathis CR, SW, TR SO Ben Wheeler, TX
Maycie Anderson Maycie Anderson BK SO Cleburne, TX
mccrayprofili.jpg McCray Profili TR SO Anderson, TX
Morgan Elder Morgan Elder GBR SO Caddo Mills, TX
parker_fleet_.jpg Parker Fleet SB SO Axtell, TX
Presley Plemons Presley Plemons SB SO Chilton, TX
Rhody Niles Rhody Niles BB, SW SO Huntsville, TX
Riley Welch Riley Welch BK, GBR So Comfort, TX
Ryland Kirk Ryland Kirk BR SO Milano, TX
Tanner Allen Tanner Allen SB SO Cranfills Gap, TX
Todd Sells Todd Sells TR SO Arizona
Southern Region Standings


Fall 2023

Date Location
September 22-23, 2023 Panola College
October 5-7, 2023 Southwest Texas Junior College
October 20-21, 2023 Northeast Texas Community College
October 27-28, 2023 McNeese State University
November 9-11, 2023 Sam Houston State University

Men's Team 5th in NIRA Southern Region (CNFR 49th in nation)

Women's Team 6th in NIRA Southern Region

NIRA Souther Region Reserve Champion Saddle Bronc Rider: Jarrod Hammons

NIRA Souther Region Reserve Champion Bull Rider: Cutter Kaylor

16 students finished in the top 15 of the NIRA Southern Region in their respective events

NIRA Scholar American (3.50< Overall GPA, plus placed in a college rodeo): Ainslee Morris, Jesse Harris, Todd Sells, Kaylee Traylor, and Cutter Kaylor

NTJCAC All-Academic Team 2022 (sophomore student-athletes with above 3.25 cumulative GPA): Brighton Bauman, Branna Fischer, Fallon Hansen, and Brice Meyers

Top Ten Finishes at College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR)

Year Player Event Placement
1989 Ty Hand Bull Riding 7th
1990 Brian Herman Bull Riding 4th
1992 Jack Mize Bull Riding 8th
1992 Boogie Ray Calf Roping 9th
1993 Men's Team   9th
1993 Phillip Elkins Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
1993 Chris Robles Bareback Riding 10th
1994 Men's Team   7th
1994 Jim Brown All Around 8th
1994 Jason Milam Saddle Bronc Riding 3rd
1994 Jim Brown Team Roping 4th
1994 Aaron Williams Bull Riding 7th
1995 Men's Team   4th
1995 Blu Bryant Bull Riding 3rd
1995 Shane Hancock Calf Roping 4th
1995 Chris Robles Bareback Riding 9th
1996 Men's Team   5th
1996 Women's Team   9th
1996 Ceslie Burton All Around 5th
1996 Aaron Williams Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
1996 Ceslie Burton Goat Tying 3rd
1997 Billy Turner Saddle Bronc Riding 5th
1997 Jeremiah Wilder Bull Riding 7th
1997 Brady Wren Team Roping 8th
1997 Mickey Gomez Team Roping 8th
1998 Men's Team   8th
1998 Aaron Adamson Calf Roping 1st
National Champion
1998 Ryan Brockenbush Steer Wrestling 6th
1999 Jeremiah Wilder Bull Riding 6th
1999 Kelly Singleton Goat Tying 6th
2000 Women's Team   4th
2000 Michelle Alley All Around 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2000 Jimmy Edens Team Roping 5th
2000 Zane Bruce Team Roping 5th
2000 Kriston Looper Goat Tying 7th
2000 John Riggins Steer Wrestling 8th
2000 Michelle Alley Breakaway Roping 9th
2001 Women's Team   6th
2001 Josey Stubblefield Goat Tying 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2001 Corey Melton Bull Riding 3rd
2001 Scott Kormos Calf Roping 4th
2001 Rusty Barnett Team Roping 8th
2002 Men's Team   5th
2002 Robey Condra Bull Riding 4th
2002 Kody Curry Calf Roping 4th
2002 Kriston Looper Breakaway Roping 4th
2003 Men's Team   3rd
2003 Chad Eubank Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2003 Gabe Jones Team Roping 5th
2003 Andy Lumpkin Team Roping 5th
2004 Matt Austin Bull Riding 5th
2004 Britt Walters Steer Wrestling 8th
2005 Men's Team   4th
2005 Matt Austin Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2005 Thomas Salario Bareback Riding 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2005 Ryan Little Bareback Riding 9th
2005 Jarrod Craig Bull Riding 9th
2006 Jarrod Craig Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2006 Pistol Robinson Bull Riding 9th
2007 Women's Team   7th
2007 Stephanie Jacks Goat Tying 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2007 Scott LeDoux Team Roping 5th
2008 Tol Cawley Saddle Bronc Riding 9th
2009 Chad German Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2010 Men's Team   8th
2010 Riggin Phillips Bull Riding 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2010 Zach Kilgus Team Roping 4th
2010 Cory Solomon Calf Roping 5th
2011 Dalton Votaw Bull Riding 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2011 Sterling Crawley Saddle Bronc Riding 10th
2013 Men's Team   5th
2013 Tim Bingham Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2013 Blane Cox All Around 5th
2013 Blane Cox Tie Down Roping 7th
2013 Blane Cox Steer Wrestling 10th
2014 Blane Cox
Calf Roping 5th
2014 Marty Yates Calf Roping 7th
2015 Men's Team 6th
2015 Cale Hatfield Saddle Bronc Riding 6th
2015 Forrest Fisher Team Roping 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2016 Men's Team 9th
2016 Cooper Martin Calf Roping 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2016 Reno Gonzales Team Roping


2017 Men's Team 4th

Cole Melancon

Bull Riding

National Champion

2017 John Douch Calf Roping

National Reserve Champion

2017 Cooper Mathews Calf Roping 10th
2018 John Douch Men's All-Around 


2018 Zach Hibler Bareback Riding 6th
2019 Ross Ashford Team Roping Heeling


2019 Cyle Denison Team Roping Heading 7th
2019 Parker McCown Bull Riding 


2019 Parker Fleet Saddle Broc Riding 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2019 Men's Team

National Reserve Champion