Jim Dewey Brown is a longtime rodeo performer, coach and production professional, winning numerous awards in and out of the ring for his achievements.
A two-time saddle bronc riding champion at the World’s Oldest Rodeo®, he won the general manager job for Prescott Frontier Days in 2021 and is shepherding the storied event deeper into the 21st century.
After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tarleton State University in Texas, Jim coached for the rodeo program at New Mexico State University from 2002 to 2015, during which the women’s and men’s teams each won the regional championship nine times and produced almost 40 Academic and Scholar All-Americans.
He was director of the Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex in New Mexico from 2016 to 2021 and has been affiliated with the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association since his own college days, named as Coach of the Year in 2007 and becoming its commissioner this year.
He is also a chute boss for Vold Rodeo Co., rodeo arena director for the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY, and co-partner of Fite Ranch LLC, a commercial cattle ranch in New Mexico.
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