Jeff joins Panola College to begin his first year as rodeo coach this year. “Panola College has an outstanding sports history, including Rodeo. I’m excited to be a part of a program that offers students a quality education, while participating in rodeo events,” stated Coach Collins.
Jeff comes to Panola College with an abundance of rodeo background and history. He also brings a well rounded background and knowledge in all events of rodeo. Jeff was the 2000 NFR World Champion Bareback rider and has 8 years of experience of coaching rodeo at the college level at Fort Scott Community College and Trinity Valley Community College. Jeff was also a 6 time NFR qualifier with many great victories under his belt along the way including: Houston Bareback Champion 2002, NFR Bareback World Champion 2000, Reno Bareback Champion 1999 and 2000, Pecos Bareback Champion 1999 and 2000, Salinas Bareback Champion 1998 and 2000, Turquoise Circuit Bareback Champion 1997, Prairie Circuit Bareback Champion 1995 and 2000, Great Lakes Circuit Bareback Champion 1993, DNCFR Bareback Champion 1993, and Central Plains Regional Bareback Champion 1993.
Jeff is married to Cheryl Collins and has a daughter Payton. “Jeff is a proven winner and brings a great deal of coaching knowledge and experience to our program. We are excited about having him at Panola College,” notes Don Clinton, Vice President of Student Services.