— College Rodeo is pleased to announce the 2014 “Coach of the Year” award has
been presented to Chad Cross, the Fort Scott Community College coach. Cross was recognized on Wednesday night at
the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY.
College Rodeo Commissioner Roger Walters said “Chad Cross is
an example of the level of exceptional coaches that college rodeo is proud to
Dr. Clayton Tatro, President of Fort Scott Community
College (FSCC), added, “Coach Cross has proven year after year that he can mold and shape some
of the best rodeo talent in the nation.”
“Even more importantly, he mentors students in extremely positive
ways. Being recognized as national “Coach of the Year” is a well-deserved
and most fitting honor for Chad.”
Asked to comment on receiving the award, Cross responded that “there
have been a lot of great coaches win this award and it is a special feeling to
be included in their number.”
Cross praised the commitment of his wife, Jennifer, and her continuing
contributions to the FSCC team. Cross
went on to thank current and past team members for their efforts.
Cross has dedicated 17 years to coaching rodeo at FSCC and
places a large focus on dedication, positive attitude and hard work and
instills these philosophies in the athletes he works with. Cross lives in Fort
Scott, Kan., with his wife Jennifer and children Seth, Jaycee, and Jake.
was also named regional “Coach of the Year” in the spring.
Photo by Don Hubbell.