SDSU Rodeo Coach Ron Skovly
Coach Ron Skovly grew up in the Brookings, South Dakota, area graduating from Estelline High School in 1992. Ron started his rodeo career at the 4-H level in 1986. He earned his professional card in 1992 as a senior in high school. He was a four-year member of the SDSU rodeo team and graduated in 1996 with a B.S. degree in agronomy. In 1995, he met his future wife, Penny, at the regional college rodeos. They have one daughter, Hannah Jo. Ron started coaching the SDSU rodeo team in fall 2009.
With over 25 years of rodeo experience in 4-H, High School, Little Britches, Amateur, and PRCA rodeos, Ron still competes and enjoys helping young rodeo athletes. Much in the same way that he was helped by names such as Todd and Troy Pruitt, Brian Fulton, Roger Branch, and his dad, Leonard Skovly, when he was growing up. Over the years, this helped Ron to two High School National Finals qualifications in calf roping and team roping, two College National Finals qualifications in calf roping and team roping, a Badlands Circuit Finals qualification in calf roping, and several amateur association finals qualifications in MRA, SDRA, NPRA and the MSRA.
2009 Great Plains Region Coach of the Year
2010 Reserve National Champion Women's Team
4 - Great Plains Region Men's Team Championships - 4 Reserve Championships
3 - Great Plains Region Women's Team Championships - 5 Reserve Championships
31 - SDSU Great Plains Region Individual Event Champions
115 - College National Finals Rodeo Qualifiers
19 - College National Finals Rodeo top 10 Short-go qualifiers
6 - Great Plains Region "Rodeo of the Year" awards for the "Jackrabbit Stampede" home rodeo