Coleman Proctor’s infectious personality is on full view in his social media video series, “Toter Tales.” In selfie-style clips, the roping veteran shares insight about life on the road, sends heart-felt thank you's to his supporters, and expresses the agony and ecstasy of following his Oklahoma Sooners football team.
Other topics Proctor covers, often from the cab of his truck, include weaning calves, life on the road, healing heartbreaks and proposing to his wife.
“I don’t even remember what I was doing, but I don’t like typing so it’s just easier for me to make a video,” Proctor says. “Because of my schedule, there are a lot of family members that haven’t seen me in a long time.”
While he’s a natural colorfully explaining what life is like on the road, Proctor is always ready to return home, where his wife, Stephanie, and daughters Stella and Caymbree are waiting. He says fatherhood has changed his life in countless ways.
“Having children has changed my perspective,” he says. “When it comes to my kids, everything I accomplish helps set them up for the future. I want them to feel the results of my career.”
The road continues to Nevada in December, where Proctor will compete as the #14 header in the world. When it’s all over, no matter how the rope falls, he’ll be ready to head home.
“In this business, it’s chickens one day, feathers the next,” he says. “You might mess up, but the kids come in and jump on your lap - that helps keep it all in perspective.”