Kerry Doster enters his second season at the helm of the South Plains College rodeo program after leading the Sul Ross rodeo program since June 1996. In addition to coaching the Sul Ross rodeo teams, Doster was also a lecturer in Farrier Technology and manager of the Faskin Ranch facility.
Doster is ambitious and sees no reason the Texan and Lady Texan program cannot elevate to new heights in the not-so-distant future.
"Our expectations are to win the men's and women's regional title in the next five years with hopes of a title at the College National Finals Rodeo," states Doster. "The administrative staff at South Plains College has given the rodeo program the resources and the tools to be successful."
Doster's career in college rodeo began when he became a member of the Weatherford College rodeo team from 1992-1994. After graduating from Weatherford Doster transferred to Sul Ross where he continued to compete in the saddlebronc, bareback, and steer wrestling events until he graduated with a degree in Ag Business in 1996. Doster completed a masters of science degree in 2009, also from Sul Ross.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Doster was a member of the PRCA from 1994-2004 while competing in saddlebronc and steer wrestling. He still competes in steer wrestling and team roping, in addition to training horses in his spare time.
Doster and his wife, Lacey, reside in Levelland and have one daughter, Kellyanna.
A 2006 graduate of South Plains College, Cody Heck enters his first season as assistant coach of the men's and women's rodeo programs.
Heck is a native of Perryton, Texas and competed for the SPC rodeo team from 2004-2006. After graduating from SPC, Heck transferred to Eastern New Mexico University and in 2008 qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in steer wrestling. In December of 2008 Heck attained his bachelors degree in Animal Dairy Science with an emphasis in production management and he is now pursuing a masters degree in secondary education at Eastern New Mexico University.
Competing for the Crutch Ranch, Heck qualified for the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) finals in 2008 and 2010 and has also qualified horses to the RHAA finals in 2008, 2009, and 2010 held in Abilene, Texas.
Mendy Wyatt begins her first year as head athletic trainer at South Plains College after spending the previous 3 1/2 years as an athletic trainer and Outreach Services Coordinator for Lubbock Sports Medicine where she coordinated schedules for twenty-eight high school outreach programs in addition to supervising athletic trainers in an outreach setting, among many other duties.
At South Plains College, Wyatt's primary responsibilities include direct care of Texan and Lady Texan student-athletes, supervision of student athletic trainers, as well as management and administration of the athletic training room. She is no stranger to SPC as she has helped cover events in the past and has served as Coach Michelle Wyatt's summer camp trainer for six years.
The native of Abilene also has previous work experience as an athletic trainer at Covenant Sports Medicine (1997-2007), Abilene Muscle and Joint Clinic (1993-1996), and Ryder High School (1992-1993) in Wichita Falls.
Wyatt received a bachelor's degree from McMurry University and has earned hours toward a Masters of Athletic Training degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). She is currently working to finish a masters degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Married in 1995, Wyatt and her husband Robert have twin boys, Alex and Ryan, who are currently in the seventh grade. Wyatt's hobbies include reading, working with rescue animals, and watching her children play sports.
Katie was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota and attended Lourdes High School. She graduated from Bemidji State University and currently attends Texas Tech Health Sciences Center as a second year Masters in Athletic Training Student. Her parents are David and Maryanne and she has two older brothers, Mike and Matt. She will help cover all sports at South Plains College, but has a special interest in rodeo. Her love for athletics, playing and watching sports, are what made her want to become an athletic trainer. She enjoys the level of activity the job demands and helping athletes reach their full potential.
Meagan hails from the small town of Whitharral Texas and is a physical education major that plans to transfer to Texas Tech and continue her studies in Health and Exercise Science. She has two wonderful parents, Ty and Nancy Paris, along with one sister, Monica and currently works with the Rodeo team. Her hobbiesinclude basketball, working out, scrapbooking, and spending time with family and friends.Meagan's favorite sports team is the San Antonio Spurs.
Meagan became interested in a career in athletic training when she tore her ACL during her junior year of high school. She decided athletic training was what she wanted to devote her life to during the time she spent rehabilitating her knee and making continuous doctor appointments.