“Every day is a good day because we get to rodeo”

 A member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, since 1995,  Doug Mathis is ranked as one of the top announcers in the country.

In a career filled with highlights, including the 2005 Dodge National Circuit Finals in Pocatello Idaho and the 2009 National Finals Steer Roping, Doug has acquired a resume' that will rival all other competitors.

Raised in a ranching family outside Cleburne, Texas, Doug never dreamed that rodeo would be his life's calling. "I just loved everything about it. I can remember Bernis Johnson (B-J Rodeo) running me off the back of the chutes when I was a kid." His rodeo career began as many other a competitor. Doug rode bulls in high school and advanced on to the collegiate level at Tarleton State University, where he was elected Bull Riding Director by his peers.

After taking a temporary job as a parking lot superintendent at the Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. "I took the night shift, just so I could sneak away and listen to Bob Tallman" recalls Doug. Those early insights and observations paid off when he received his opportunity to get behind the a Junior Rodeo in in Lubbock, Texas, courtesy of his mentor Bob Tallman and Ft. Worth Stock Show Committeeman Phillip Schutts.

His talents quickly took him to being one of the most sought after voices in Texas. Dougs early accomplishments included hosting the North Texas High School Finals twice, the Texas Police Officers Association Finals on three occasions and the College Conference Finals twice.

The years of hard work and dedication paid off in 1995 when two of Doug's longtime heroes, Hall of Fame Announcers Clem McSpadden and Bob Tallman, agreed to sponsor him for membership in the PRCA. Only 4 years later, he was invited onto the media staff for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, a position he still holds to date. Since his inception into ProRodeo, Doug's list of accomplishments include:

º 2005 Dodge National Circuit Finals
º National Finals Steer Roping
º Mountain States Circuit Finals (2x)
º Mountain States Circuit Finals Steer Roping (4x)
º Prairie Circuit Finals
º National Circuit Finals Steer Roping (3x)
º Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
º TV Host for The Altitude Channel at the Greeley Independence Day Stampede
º 6x Finalist for the PRCA's "Announcer of the Year" title

In addition to his rodeo work, Doug can also be seen acting in television commercials from Reliant Energy to the pilot episode of “Knockoffs”, CBS’s New Year’s Eve at Billy Bob’s Texas, Tylenol and Esquire Watches. Indeed, he has appeared in George Strait’s “Pure Country” while also lending his vocal talent to countless radio spots, television commercials and voice-over gigs. 

Throughout 23 states and over 50,000 miles a year on the road, Doug jokes that he gets his mail in Cleburne, but that he really lives on the road. My friends are on the road and part of the fun of working in this industry is reconnecting every year. When he’s not working rodeos, Mathis can be found on his family ranch overseeing his 65 head of mother cows and calves with his Wife Dee. Daughter Shiloh and Fiancee' Luke live a short drive away in Morgan Mill, Texas.

It's definitely a blessed life for Doug and Family...
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