Cal Poly Rodeo’s coach, Ben Londo, was named the 2019 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Coach of the Year and the Cal Poly Rodeo was named the Regional Rodeo of the Year at the College National Finals Rodeo in June.
Londo said it is “truly an honor” to be named as national coach of the year.
“It is a humbling experience, to say the least, as many other coaches are equally deserving,” Londo said. “I am very thankful to be recognized.”
Londo has been the head coach of the Cal Poly Rodeo Team since 2013.
Since he was appointed to the position, Cal Poly said the rodeo program has grown to become one of the largest collegiate rodeos in the nation.
Londo was named Coach of the Year for the West Coast Region in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
The Cal Poly Royal Rodeo was named College Rodeo of the year for the West Coast Region in 2016 and 2017.