Published July 11, 2018
By Scott EdgerThe Dodge City Community College Athletic Department is proud to announce a new partnership with Guymon Petro Bar & Grill to bring the new DC3 Coaches Show to the community.
Beginning August 20, Conquistador sports fans are invited to gather at Guymon Petro every Monday evening at 6:30 to be part of the live taping for the show.
The DC3 Coaches Show will feature Conquistador coaches and student athletes speaking directly to the community about their programs, discussing upcoming games, recruiting, and special events.
Greater awareness and building relationships within the community are key factors that inspired the creation of the weekly show, according to DC3 athletic director Jacob Ripple.
“We want people in the community to come to the show and get to know our coaches and athletes personally,” Ripple said.
DC3 head football coach Gary Thomas will be on every week throughout the fall, and coaches from other DC3 programs will rotate in during their respective seasons.
In addition to Conq athletics, DC3 academic departments will be featured monthly so the community can get a fuller glimpse of campus activity.
“There are a lot of good things going on at the college and we want to promote all of them,” Ripple said. “This is a chance to get to know the faces and build real relationships for all of our programs.”
Guymon Petro is graciously providing two $40 gift certificates each week, which will be given away to lucky fans who attend the taping. Happy hour and other generous dinner specials will also be offered during the show.
“Being able to partner with Dodge City Community College is a great opportunity to further engage with our community,” said Beth Wilson, regional field support for Leisure Hotels and Resorts, which owns and operates Guymon Petro. “It’s going to be a great thing for the community. We have the perfect venue for the show and it’s going to be wonderful. All of the staff is really excited for it.”
“We are very thankful to Guymon Petro for their support in this partnership,” Ripple said. “They’ve given us a great platform to work from.”
Ryan Ausmus, a former standout Conquistador athlete and current dean of Workforce Development at DC3, will host the new show. Ausmus is eager to get started and thinks the show is a tremendous chance to build some personal engagement between DC3 athletes and community members.
“My first passion was always sports and athletics, so this is an exciting avenue for our community to become more familiar with everything that’s happening within the athletic department at DC3,” Ausmus said. “We have many wonderful student athletes and coaches, and the show will be able to showcase the positive impact they have on our college and community.”
“As someone who truly loves Conq athletics and grew up in the community, I’m excited for the opportunity to personally engage and interact with our coaches and student athletes.”
Each show will be aired on Cox Channel 8 as well as YouTube. KDCC AM 1550 will rebroadcast the DC3 Coaches Show every Thursday.