WATCH: Irion County's Rodeo Family
MERTZON, TX -- Life on the road as a rodeo performer most likely involves driving from one end of the country to the other while praying the next run in the arena is enough to pay the bills. For Don Coffell, he did just that and was lucky enough to make rodeo part of his professional and personal life.
From a baseball cap to a cowboy hat, Irion County head football coach Don Coffell has worn many hats over the years.
Prior to making his way to Texas, Don and his wife Christine were rodeo stars on the Florida high school rodeo circuit. It was the sport of rodeo that would eventually introduce the two and bring them to the Lone Star State via Tarleton State University's rodeo program.
Coffell presents a unique story of how his family was introduced to rodeo, and how he managed to balance his life as a head football coach and a professional tie-down roper in which he would compete against some of the world's best such as Cody Ohl, Trevor Brazile and many more.
WATCH as coach Coffell, his barrel racing wife Christine, and his son Trevin talk about the family business of rodeo and how the apple hasn't quite fallen far from the tree when it comes to Trevin's abilities as a calf roper.