Mid-Plains Community College statement:
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mid-Plains Community College Head Rodeo Coach Garrett Nokes. Garrett passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at his home.
Garrett was released from the hospital earlier this weekend after sustaining a head injury from a horse at his home after rodeo practice on the evening of January 28.
“Garrett’s strong work ethic was second to none. He led by example and held high expectations for his student-athletes to do the same. Garrett will be missed, but the impact he had on people both inside and outside of the rodeo arena will live on through them forever,” said President Ryan Purdy.
Please keep the Nokes family, Garrett’s team, and the college in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.