Texas A&M University-Commerce is reviving their rodeo program from its former glory days in the mid 1980's. Texas A&M University-Commerce started their rodeo program with 10 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) card holding student members in the Fall 2013. Despite their small number of "new" members, four transfer students have previously qualified to the College National Finals Rodeo.
The rodeo program operates under the auspices of the School of Agriculture and has support from Dr. Derald Harp, Interim Director and Dr. Adolfo Benavides, Provost and Vice President for Academic Programs and Dr. Dan Jones, President, along with a large number of alumni and great people at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The rodeo program's coach is Mr. Dameon White.
The rodeo team will be organizing and utilizing the new and improved amenities at the Equine Center, which includes a new covered riding arena, stalls, wash racks, saddle racks, and handicap accessible restrooms. In addition, an existing roping and riding arena is on the grounds along with a number of barns and improved teaching classroom.