UTPB Football Coach Justin Carrigan participating in Dancing Wit - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

UTPB Football Coach Justin Carrigan participating in Dancing With West Texas Stars

(Source: KWES) (Source: KWES)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

On Saturday night, University of Texas of the Permian Basin football coach, Justin Carrigan, is taking his talents from the gridiron to the dance floor. The Texas native is competing in Dancing with West Texas Stars, an event benefiting the Crisis Center of West Texas. Coach Carrigan is one of ten Permian Basin contestants. For him, dancing may not be his first nature.

"I got the same dance experience that most of us have, which is when you're home alone by yourself, acting a fool. That would be about it and my wife can attest it's not natural for me," said Carrigan.

Coach Carrigan is partners with Janet Ansley and surprisingly they have some connections that go way back.

"Ironically enough her son was a graduate assistant at Angelo State when I played so we have some long connections dating back. It was kind of a unique opportunity to have her as a partner," said Carrigan.

The duo will perform a two-minute routine and Coach Carrigan has a little idea of how it will all play out.

"It's going to be a lot of people there. It's a couple of minutes worth of dancing. There's a lot of contestants. I want to say ten. Ten couples dancing. Some awards given out. I feel certain I won't receive any of those, but we're going to have a good time," said Carrigan.

Although this may be a little challenging for coach, his competitive mindset keeps him going.

"This is a whole new ball game, but you know what I'm having a lot of fun with it. It's a good time. A little bit of it is as an athlete, now a coach, embracing the challenge, being a perfectionist and wanting to do well at it. I have not seen myself, it's not on film, so I don't know how bad I look. But I feel like I'm doing a good job that's all the matters. I'm having fun with it," said Carrigan. "It's going to be a matter of having fun and enjoying the night. Knowing that none if it is serious, but the cause is serious and helping raise money for that is most important." .

Dancing with West Texas Stars takes place at the MCM Grande Fundome.

Copyright 2018 KWES. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Famous astronaut visits Midland

    Famous astronaut visits Midland

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)
    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    Colonel Eileen Collins visited Midland's Museum of the Southwest this weekend for an astronomy day celebration. Collins was the first woman in history to pilot a space shuttle. 

    Colonel Eileen Collins visited Midland's Museum of the Southwest this weekend for an astronomy day celebration. Collins was the first woman in history to pilot a space shuttle. 

  • Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:04:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-04-22 17:17:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

  • 'Austin Powers' star Verne Troyer dies at age 49

    'Austin Powers' star Verne Troyer dies at age 49

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:51:28 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-04-22 06:33:39 GMT

    Verne Troyer, an actor famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, has passed away.

    Verne Troyer, an actor famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, has passed away.

Powered by Frankly