Welcome to the Office of Rodeo Activities!
Home of the 2015 National Champions
The Tarleton Rodeo Association has been part of a winning tradition since 1947. Tarleton teams have won 7 national championship titles and 24 individual national championships. Today Tarleton has one of the largest teams in the nation with 127 card holding student members in 2016-2017.
The rodeo program operates under the Office of Rodeo Activities and is part of the Student Affairs Division. The rodeo program is greatly supported by Dr. Dominic Dottavio - President of Tarleton State University, Dr. Laura Boren -Vice President of Student Life, Dr. ShaRhonda Maclin Assistant Vice President of Student life, Tarleton alumni, and the great people and companies of the Stephenville area.
Mr. Mark Eakin serves as the director of Rodeo Activities and head coach. Eakin graduated from Tarleton in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Before returning to Tarleton as the head coach, Eakin received his Master of Science degree from West Texas A&M and lead the rodeo team to numerous National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association championship titles. Assistant Coaches are Trevor Ervin and Brittany Bell. Arena Coordinator is Craig Wisehart.