About Coach Watts


 Coach Watts giving instruction to a group of camp attendees

Coach Watts giving instruction to a group of camp attendees

Samuel Richard Watts was born February 12th, 1963 in Canandaigua New York to Katie and Paul Watts. 

Sam played ball in 1979, 1980, and 1981 when he set the Section V record for longest field goal with a 52 yarder in 1980 which still remains as the school record.

He then graduated in 1981 from Marcus Whitman high school in Rushville, NY.

At the age of 18 Sam suffered a serious back injury on his family farm.

Watts went on to be the Assistant Coach for his old high school team in 1983.


Shortly thereafter Sam decided to attend college at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

He walked on to the college's team at the age of 23. There he worked on his punting skills and was deemed a starter in his sophomore year. However, his back injury continued to bother so he had to stop punting.

Since then Coach Watts has been apart of many teams' successes:

  • Kicking Coach - Sweet Home High School in Amherst, NY. (2003-2009)
    • State Champions 2008 & 2009
  • Special Teams and Kicking Coach - Erie Community College in Orchard Park, NY. (2000-2015)
  • Special Teams Adviser and Kicking Coach - Chandler High School in Chandler, AZ. (2016-Present)
    • State Champions (2016)
  • Kicking Coach - Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, AZ. (2017)

 

 Coach Watts using a hands on technique to demonstrate proper form

Coach Watts using a hands on technique to demonstrate proper form


 Coach Watts giving instruction to a group of camp attendees

Coach Watts giving instruction to a group of camp attendees

Coach Watts has been able to produce multiple high school and college All-Americans.

He also has been able to produce professional level athletes, helping specialists make it to the NFL, CFL and AFL.


Even with all of these impressive feats, Watts is most proud of his children.

Athleticism runs in the family. Watts has been instrumental in developing exceptional individuals and accomplished athletes who he enjoys supporting from the stands.

Here is a short list of his children's accomplishments-

  • 2 time state champion in basketball
  • Capital One Football Academic All-American
  • Lacrosse All-American
  • Lacrosse College National Champions
  • Under Armour All-American Upstate NY Lacrosse Team (x2)

 

 

If you would like to know more about Coach Watts feel free to contact him at specialteamsacademy@gmail.com

 Coach Watts taking a picture after a group session

Coach Watts taking a picture after a group session