There truly are no people like Panhandle people, and being a part of the Aggie family has been one of the biggest blessings in my life.Shelbie Rose
Rose attended Garden City Community College, where she graduated with her associate degree. She wanted to continue her college rodeo career and education, so naturally, the reputation of Panhandle’s college and rodeo team grabbed her attention. Rose said, “I liked the thought of having Robert and Craig for coaches and the opportunities that they provided their athletes.” She started to make her impact on campus in 2012 as a student-athlete for the rodeo team. She went on to graduate in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal Science.
After graduating, she received a call from Robert Etbauer, Head Rodeo Coach at OPSU, to inform Shelbie that they were opening a position for an Assistant/Women’s Rodeo Coach.
In her fourth year on campus as staff, Rose has been a vital part of building onto the OPSU’s rodeo team’s reputation with the success of the women’s team the highest it’s ever been. Robert said, “Shelbie has been a huge asset to the rodeo team in all aspects. She’s great help and it doesn’t matter where we’re at or what we’re doing, she’s a lot of fun to have around.”
Shelbie Rose is known for her support of student-athletes and has proven that one of her favorite parts of Panhandle State is the people. She commented, “There truly are no people like Panhandle people, and being a part of the Aggie family has been one of the biggest blessings in my life.”
Shelbie was best known as Coach Weeder, but that all changed when she married her best friend Kalen Rose in March of 2019. They now live in Gruver, Texas, and enjoy spending as much time as they can together and seeing family and friends when they can. Rose’s favorite thing to do is rope, which is why she makes for an even better fit for a rodeo coach. If you don’t see her in the arena, you will likely catch her on the basketball court or the golf course having fun.