Championship Chronicles Part 26: 2016 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions

In Commerce, Texas, Colby Carthel had brought Championship Football back to Commerce. His first season established a winning culture. The second season overlapped winning and championship cultures. The third season was all about winning and going to the next level, competing for the playoffs. The fourth season would be about competing IN the playoffs, and…

Championship Chronicles Part 23: 2009 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions

In the late 2000’s, A&M-Commerce Football showed some signs of life and positive movement. After the 2007 season, winning was not just going for average anymore, but the athletic department tried to take an approach of making things “big time” in Commerce. Calling it the “Restore the Roar” campaign, Carlton Cooper, the new athletic director…

Championship Chronicles Part 22: 2007 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions

In 1996, the Texas A&M University System bought East Texas State University. The institution had fallen on hard times from an enrollment standpoint and the school was quickly becoming an afterthought to many future college students. Most of the students from the Metroplex and the surrounding North Texas area were deciding to go to schools…