Texas A&M University Head Football Coach takes the reins at the HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ DOWNTOWN RODEO PARADE
Style Magazine Newswire | 2/14/2013, 2:58 p.m. | Updated on 2/14/2013, 2:58 p.m.
With a more-than-successful first season in the NCAA Southeastern Conference behind him, Texas A&M University’s head football coach Kevin Sumlin will help kick off the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo as grand marshal of the Downtown Rodeo Parade, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. “We are elated to have Coach Sumlin serve as the grand marshal in the 2013 Downtown Rodeo Parade,” said R.H. “Steve” Stevens Jr., Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo chairman of the board. “His leadership of the Texas A&M football team during its first year in the SEC is commendable. It is truly exciting for this proud Texas A&M graduate to have Coach Sumlin and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band leading the Downtown Rodeo Parade.” Sumlin, a two-time national coach of the year finalist, became the head football coach at Texas A&M in December 2011. He led the Aggies through their inaugural year in the SEC, ending the season at No. 5, with a Cotton Bowl win against the University of Oklahoma. Sumlin also coached the first-ever freshman Heisman Trophy winner, Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel.