Boise State Hires Kelley Watson as Assistant Track & Field Coach

BOISE, Idaho - Mike Maynard, the head track and field coach at Boise State University, announced Monday that Kelley Watson has been hired as an assistant track & field coach. Watson will coach the women’s sprints and hurdles and will also serve as an operations assistant for the Broncos. 


Watson comes to Boise State after three years of successful work coaching at the high school level. Most recently, she was the head girls track coach at Castlemont High School in Oakland, Calif.


In one year at Castlemont, Watson increased participation numbers from just six athletes to 24. She also coached the school’s first state qualifying high jumper, while helping guide another athlete to the school record in the triple jump.


From the fall of 2005 to spring 2007, Watson coached both track and cheerleading at North Miami Senior High in North Miami, Fla.  During her tenure there, she coached throws, high jump and hurdles on the boys’ track and field team. Watson led North Miami’s first field event state qualifier in over a decade. She also coached the district championship 4x800 meter relay team.


Along with coaching, Watson also spent the past three years teaching high school biology for the Oakland Unified School District and Dade County Public Schools.  While in Oakland she was responsible for mentoring 18 high school students. In Florida, she worked to develop and teach annual biology coursework for mainstream as well as special education students. 


Watson graduated from Cal State Northridge in May 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in Biology.  She is currently completing her teaching credentials through San Francisco State University.


As an athlete, Watson earned All-Big Sky honors in 1998-99 while competing for Northridge. In 1998 she qualified for the junior national meet in the 100m and 400m hurdles, while also winning the 100m and 300m hurdles titles at the Central Coast Sectionals.           

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