Named the head coach in 2008, the sixth in program history
In 2012, the Sun Devil squad opened with an 11-2 record, the best start in program history since 1992 when the Sun Devils advanced to a program-best Sweet Sixteen appearance.
Since 2012, Watson has grabbed seven wins against ranked opponents in his five years at ASU.
ASU's 2012 squad made the programs 16th appearance in the NCAA tournament and Watson is the fifth coach from ASU to guide the Sun Devils to a NCAA postseason berth.
Watson's 20 wins in 2012 is the most in a single season at ASU, most for the program since 1993. The nine conference wins is the most under Watson and most since 2000 for the program.
Watson's 2012 and 2010 recruiting class were ranked in the top-25.
At BYU, he compiled a 74-18 (.804) overall record while leading them to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
In only his first season as head coach, he was named the Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 25-4 record, the program's best record since 1998.
In addition to leading BYU to the MWC regular-season title, Watson also helped lead them back to the NCAA Tournament
In 2007, he led the Cougars to a 24-8 overall record and finish in NCAA Regional Final (Elite 8) as well as a final national ranking of 12th and at one point in the season as high a rank as ninth.
Watson's teams have been ranked as high as eighth on RPI.
Prior to his head-coaching debut at BYU in 2005, Watson had amassed 11 years as an assistant coach at four universities.
Had an All-American playing career at BYU from 1990-1994, where he was a four-year starter and two-time captain.
Watson coached for two years under his former coach, Carl McGown before beginning his career in women's volleyball with extremely successful stints at Kansas State, Arkansas State and Montana State.
Graduated from BYU in 1995 with a degree in physical education and sports business management after leaving his native home of Homebush, Australia.
He and his wife, Larissa, have three children; two sons and a daughter.
Record at ASU: 68-89 (5 seasons)
COACH WATSON'S YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS:
WATSON IN THE NCAA POSTSEASON | 4-4 CAREER RECORD
2007 (At BYU)
2006 (At BYU)
2005 (At BYU)
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