LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - For the Texas Tech Rodeo team, the season started with hiring the youngest head coach in program history.
"I went all four years at Tech, and I was a part of the rodeo team and we had a little success," said Texas Tech Rodeo Coach Stetson Corman.
With that success comes early expectations.
"Tech should be one of the number one schools for rodeo in the country. We have the facilities, and we are in the right state to make that happen," Corman said.
They were able to do that in his first year, finishing the season ranked 6th in the nation and winning the national title in team roping, while making great strides on the women's side.
"We had a great outing up there. Kynzie Rae McNeill, she ended up fourth overall in the all-around. She also went in the goat-tying and the barrel racing. Then Cole Wheeler and Wesley Thorp were national champions in the team roping. So, we couldn't ask for any more," Corman said.
After winning a national title in year one, coach Corman says he is excited for what's to come in year two.
"I am excited, I am excited to see where the program is headed. I saw some of my ideas come out and some of them work. I see where we are headed, and I am excited about that. I think we all are out here at the equestrian center," Corman said.