McGinley named DCC rodeo coach

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
McGinley named DCC rodeo coach


Shawn McGinley was hired as the new Head Rodeo Coach at Dawson Community College. He stated, “I’m excited to be a part of the DCC team.”

McGinley grew up in Dillon and graduated from Beaverhead County High School. He competed in the Montana Junior Rodeo Association, Montana High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA), and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Big Sky Region while a student at Northwest College and Western Montana College. Professionally he competed in the Northern Rodeo Association, Eastern Idaho Rodeo Association and in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. McGinley’s extensive contacts in the rodeo world throughout Montana and the surrounding region will be critical in his recruiting efforts.

Under the leadership of Shaylee Wahl, the Dawson Rodeo program finished 6th in the men’s standings and 5th in the women’s standings for the Big Sky Region this past year.

McGinley has coached football, basketball, wrestling as well as rodeo. He is certified as a judge in the Northern Rodeo Association and MHSRA, helped with many goat tying, breakaway roping, bareback and saddle bronc schools. He has helped coach both of his daughters who have had successful rodeo careers. McGinley is currently a small business owner in Bozeman, running a carpet business he founded.

“Shawn has great life experience, relates well with people, knows how to manage tight budgets, and will be a great coach for our athletes in the arena and also in life,” commented DCC Athletic Director Joe Peterson. “He really understands what Junior College is about and the benefit of it. Our program is headed in the right direction and I am confident he will continue the upward trajectory.”

Dawson CC press release.