The Minot State University basketball team will have a new assistant coach this season with the addition of Brett Watson.
Watson comes to MSU after coaching at the high school level in the state of Iowa. Spending last season as the head coach of Creston High School and nine years as both a head coach and assistant coach at Adel DeSoto Minburn High School.
During his career Watson has spent time coaching AAU and working as a camp counselor for multiple universities in the Midwest.
Head coach Matt Murken is excited about the new hire and his ability to coach the game of basketball.
“Brett Watson is a great addition to Minot State University and the Beaver Basketball Program,” Murken said. “He is an outstanding teacher of the game, and has extensive experience as both a head coach and an assistant coach. Coach Watson is familiar with NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun from his decorated playing career at Wayne State College. He will be a very valuable addition to our campus and community.”
Watson, a four year letter winner at Wayne State, recorded 1,208 points in his playing career and ranks 13th on the all-time school list. In 2005 he was awarded the Northern Sun Conference Britton Scholar-Athlete Award for Athletic and Academic Excellence. He also was named the Wayne State College Athlete of the Year and Student Athlete of the Year.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in math education in 2005 from Wayne State College Watson went on to earn a Master’s degree in educational administration in 2010 for the University of South Dakota.