Casper, Wyoming, — 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 have.”
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.
Cross was also named regional “Coach of the Year” in the spring.