posted on May 16, 2008 13:51
|Lammers with horse Lucky
Glen Lammers has been named rodeo coach and human resources assistant at Black Hills State University.
Lammers, a successful PRCA competitor who has an impressive record of coaching a college team that qualified for nationals for 12 consecutive years, will begin his duties at BHSU July 1. In addition to his rodeo coaching experience, Lammers has had extensive experience in fundraising and procuring sponsorships.
“Glen brings a number of years of successful experience as a coach as well as experience in Human Resources which will comprise part of his job requirements at BHSU,” President Kay Schallenkamp says. “We are excited that he will be coaching BHSU rodeo contestants. I look forward to watching our ‘rising stars’ as we take the rodeo team to a higher level of competitive advantage.”
The rodeo coach comes to BHSU at a time when the activity is experiencing a resurgence of interest among competitors. The BHSU rodeo program has a long history at the University and currently has 14 traveling members. The rodeo club recently hosted the annual Will Lantis Yellow Jacket Stampede at Seven Down Arena. Chuck Schmidt, a sophomore history major from Keldron, finished second in the region in the saddle bronc riding and will be competing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., this summer. The BHSU rodeo team competes in the Great Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).
Lammers has been the head coach of the National American University rodeo program in Rapid City since 1994. A graduate of NAU, he is a former champion at the high school and college level, and remains highly competitive in the PRCA.