Howard College has selected Justin Jenkins to fill the position of Hawk Rodeo Head Coach effective July 1, 2022. Jenkins will be replacing former head coach Mike Yeater.
           Jenkins brings more than 30 years of rodeo industry experience to the table including his start in college rodeo while attending Howard College.  
           “With Justin’s experience in the arena as well as his leadership experience in the community, he is a great choice to lead our Hawk rodeo team into the future,” said Dr. Amy Burchett, Executive Vice President. “He has excellent business experience that will also help guide our student athletes in the classroom as well.”
Outside of competing in calf roping, steer roping and team roping, Jenkins is the owner and trainer with Jenkins Performance Horses and co-owner with Lone Star Hatters. He has held the position of Assistant Production Supervisor with Conoco Phillips since 2013.
His active work volunteering in the community includes 13 years of membership on the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo board as well as time on the Texas High School Rodeo Association board, and the American Junior Rodeo Association board.
Jenkins is a 1993 graduate of Big Spring High School and attended Howard College while participating on the rodeo team.  
           “I am very honored to be selected as the rodeo coach for Howard College,” said Jenkins. “This opportunity is a dream come true for me and I am ready to step into the arena and continue the legacy and tradition of excellence that is known in Howard College Rodeo.”