USU Rodeo Coach Receives "Coach of the Year"
USU Rodeo Coach Receives “Coach of the Year” Award
Jeffery Hall, Utah State University’s Rodeo Coach and Advisor, was awarded the 2011-2012 “Coach of the Year” for the Rocky Mountain Region. The award was based on a vote from the coaches and student event directors within the region. Hall was presented a gold-trimmed belt buckle at Utah Valley University’s Rodeo on March 24 in Heber City, Utah.
“When they announced that I had received Coach of the Year, I was completely caught off guard,” said Hall.
Hall has an undying love and passion for the sport of rodeo. Riding bareback horses for nine years, saddle broncs for five years and bulls for 19 years, he has spent over 33 years of his life competing as a professional rodeo cowboy.
Because of his personal association with the sport, the knowledge and insights he gained were something he wanted to give back and share with others. His involvement with this sport has been something that has changed not only his life, but the lives of his students.
Hall moved to Logan in 1996 and the desire and love he had for rodeo came with him. Once in Logan, he contacted the USU Rodeo Team and volunteered to help.
“I wanted to continue helping the kids do better by sharing the insights and knowledge that I had learned throughout my experiences with the sport,” said Hall.
Three months later, he received a phone call saying the USU Rodeo Team needed a new coach. He gladly accepted the position in January of 1997.
There are many other things that coaches and students have witnessed that made Halls receiving of this award even more special. His help, insights and knowledge about the sport of rodeo goes above and beyond just helping his students.
“Part of the sport of rodeo is everybody helps everybody,” said Hall. “Yeah you want your team to win but, no matter what, you help each other out. That’s what makes rodeo such a unique sport.”
With every opportunity he continues to help other students, even those on the opposing teams. This is something that made Hall the perfect recipient for “Coach of the Year.”
Contact Jeffery Hall, Jeffery.firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-797-0238
Writer: Sarah Hatch, email@example.com, 435-797-7406