Colby Carthel

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel says among the 44 high-school recruits signed Wednesday, are 6-foot-7-inch, 318 pound Lane Hasse of Weimar and 6-foot-10-inch, 298 pound Nathaniel Young of Lake Jackson, both offensive linemen.  Carthel says the team was aiming to build its depth in the offensive line.  The Lions added two quarterbacks, 6-foot-3-inch, 22o pound Geo McCollister of John Tyler and 6-foot-2-inch, 180 pound Preston Wheeler of Au

Lions take on Bisons Friday in final game of season

Dec 13, 2013
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Friday marks an exciting cap to what has been a memorable 2013 season for the A&M-Commerce football team as the Lions will be playing in their first bowl game since the 1958 Tangerine Bowl. Here is all the information fans need to plan to cheer on the Lions this weekend as A&M-Commerce participates in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl.

Cooper Welch sat down with Lions senior defensive lineman Jake Williams for a brief chat on Harding and their triple option attack. You can find the audio from that chat here.


Ivey on 'bowl-ing' in Texarkana

Nov 27, 2013
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Ryan Ivey sat down with Cooper Welch today to talk about the Live United Texarkana Bowl, almost unprecedented postseason success for the Lions and what taking the next step looks like, on and off the field.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel remains second in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year voting as the 2013 regular season comes to a close. Voting remains open for a couple more weeks, so there is still plenty of time to help get Carthel into the number one slot!

Cast Your Vote For Colby Here!

Mark Haslett

The Lions didn’t just win. They sent the Lobos yelping back to West Texas like scalded pups.

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There’s a shocking story from up on the high plains. West Texas A&M University fired head football coach Don Carthel on Thursday.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce has two new faces in the department of Athletics, and so, there are two new voices to hear on today's episode.

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A&M-Commerce announced the hiring of Colby Carthel as new head football coach on Tuesday. Carthel had spent the last seven seasons as the defensive coordinator at West Texas A&M, where his father, Don Carthel, is head football coach.

At a campus press conference Tuesday morning, Colby Carthel emphasized recruiting as a central priority in reviving the fortunes of the A&M-Commerce football team, which finished with 1-9 records in 2012 and 2011.