Coach C.J. Aragon enters his 13th season as a College Rodeo Head Coach Previously having coached at Mesalands Community College in New Mexico and Odessa College in Texas before taking over as the Sul Ross State University Rodeo Coach in August of 2018.
Coach Aragon was named the 2010 National Coach-of-the-Year in 2010. Coach Aragon was also named the Grand Canyon Region Coach-of-the-Year in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 and the Southwest Region Coach of the year in 2016. He also earned WJCAC Coach-of-the-Year titles in 2014, 2015 and 2018.
Aragon comes to Sul Ross State University having led four teams to top ten finishes in the nation at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.
Aragon has also helped guide the program to multiple National Intercollegiate Scholar All-Americans each year under his direction. He also writes a monthly article for the Rodeo News.
Coach Aragon is originally from Kamiah, Idaho. Coach Aragon was a state champion team roper in high school in Idaho. Aragon was also the 1998 Reserve National Champion Steer Wrestler whine competing in college. Aragon has also been a PRCA member for 22 years earning fifteen qualifications to the Turquoise Circuit Finals and a trip to the Ram National Circuit Finals. Aragon also competed on the United States National Team competing internationally for two years. Coach Aragon has a Bachelor of Science Degree from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science Degree in Coaching from Ohio University.
C.J. Aragon is married to the former Tiffany Power of Yuma, Arizona, and the couple resides in Alpine, Texas with their daughter Lauren.
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