Coach Watkins was born and raised in Oregon and graduated from Central High School. He played varsity basketball and football during his years there. Coach Watkins attended college at Western Oregon University and graduated with a degree in History.
While attending college in Oregon he coached basketball and football at Central High School. During that time he coached in two State Championships back to back years, finishing as runner-ups both years. Here in Utah he has coached now for 11 years at Copper Hills while teaching social studies at West Hills Middle School.
Coach Watkins has been married for a year to Christine Watkins and they welcomed their first child this fall.