Clark retiring from coaching, returning to the classroom
After twenty-five years at the helm of the Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo Team, Coach Jake Clark is making a change. He has decided to retire from coaching and return to the classroom where he will teach science and math for the College.
“I have truly been blessed to be the Rodeo Coach at EWC for the past 25 years. It has been an honor to be a part of so many students’ education and rodeo careers. This is a decision my family and I did not take lightly and is one we just made as a family,” said Coach Clark. “I am able to return to teaching full-time and am excited to take this new opportunity at EWC. I would like to thank the college, the community and my family for all of their support over the years. I am looking forward to continuing to do great things for this community and EWC. I will complete my coaching duties through June and will continue helping with any college rodeo needs until the position is filled. I know EWC Lancer Rodeo student athletes will be blessed with a great new coach for the future.”
EWC officials will officially open the Rodeo Coach position later this week with hopes of having a new Coach in place by July.
“Jake is an icon at Eastern Wyoming College and throughout the Central Rocky Mountain Region, the tremendous job he has done with our rodeo program is unmatched,” shared Tom Andersen, Athletic Director. “The vast number of rodeo student athletes that he has coached, mentored and influenced are indeed fortunate individuals. I will miss working with Jake, but we are very fortunate that he will still be on campus and continue making everyone around him better.”
During his tenure as head rodeo coach, he coached 112 College National Finals Rodeo qualifiers, hosted the Rodeo of the Year nine times and won several Coach of the Year awards.
Information regarding the new coaching position will be available on the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu.