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Shelbie Rose

For four consecutive years, Shelbie Rose, the Women's Rodeo Coach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, has earned the NIRA Central Plains Coach of the Year title.

Shelbie Rose

Coach Rose not only cultivates champions in the arena but also mentors and inspires young women to reach their full potential in and out of the arena.

Dr. Julie Dinger

For four consecutive years, Shelbie Rose, the Women’s Rodeo Coach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, has earned the NIRA Central Plains Coach of the Year title. This achievement highlights her dedication, experience, and passion for the sport. In a sport where every second counts and every move matters, Rose has strived to teach her students the fundamentals and knowledge to ensure their success.

“We are incredibly proud to have Coach Rose leading our Women’s Rodeo team at OPSU. Her commitment to her athletes and the sport of rodeo is unmatched, and we are grateful for all that she does,” stated Dr. Julie Dinger, University President. “Coach Rose not only cultivates champions in the arena but also mentors and inspires young women to reach their full potential in and out of the arena. She is a true asset to our university, and we are honored to have her as a part of the OPSU family.”

Raised in the rodeo industry, Rose learned from an early age that success is not handed out freely; it’s earned through sweat, sacrifice, and an unyielding resolve to overcome any obstacle in her path. This spirit has been the driving force behind her journey in the rodeo world, and it’s a legacy she proudly passes on to her athletes.

Head Men’s Rodeo Coach Robert Etbauer stated, “Shelbie is a big part of the Panhandle State Rodeo team. I am proud to have coached her while she was a student-athlete here at OPSU, and I am proud to coach alongside her.”

Under her guidance, her team has become champions in the arena and leaders in their communities, embodying the values of perseverance, resilience, and sportsmanship. Rose’s coaching philosophy is simple yet profound: dedication, discipline, and determination. She instills in her athletes the belief that success is not given; it’s earned through relentless hard work and unwavering commitment. And it’s this mindset that has set her apart as a coach of unparalleled caliber.

The OPSU Rodeo Team will send four athletes to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, from June 9 to 15.

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