HOUSTON — Luke Leon Coffee grew up around horses, rodeo, and football, and loved it all right from the beginning. He competed as a junior rodeo contestant in bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, and calf roping. He joined the U.S. Army after high school and served for three years. After a fellow bullfighter encouraged him to get in there and try it, Leon did so and danced his way into the hearts of everyone that watched him. He even gained some nicknames over the years, "Disco Bullfighter" and "Boogie Man."
Since 1973, the Texas cowboy fought bulls at the NFR twice (1979, 1984) and was a barrel man at the NFR in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Coffee won PRCA Clown of the Year in 1983 and was in the top three every year from 1984-2001. Coffee also worked at the first National Circuit Finals Rodeo in 1987, the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (1980-82, 1992, 1996-97, 2003-04) and the Canadian Finals Rodeo twice (1985-86).
Coffee has worked on the movie sets of 8 Seconds, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys and Jericho (2000). He visits children's hospitals and runs a small ranch in his off time.
Coffee's happy place is the arena, he loves to make people laugh... to watch him is pure joy!