UST Alumna Named Assistant Coach in 2020 Olympics
By Brittani Wright
Megan Watson, M.Ed. ’14 was called for her eighth team appointment as assistant coach as USA Track & Field staff member (USATF). Watson will assist in coaching more than 20 athletes in the distance 800 meter and race walk.
“It’s really a privilege and honor to be able to serve,” Watson said. “I want to do anything that I can to contribute to them. The important thing is to support anything that the athletes and their families need, and work with them in the best way possible.”
Watson currently coaches Cross Country and Track and Field at the Kinkaid School in Houston. She is a USATF level two certified distance coach.
Watson also served as Team USATF’s assistant coach at the 2017 IAAF World Championships, leading the distance squad in London. Watson was head coach for Team USATF at the 2015 Senior NACAC Track & Field Championships in Costa Rica and served as an assistant coach at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Poland.
Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020
The Olympic Games of 2020 will be in Tokyo, with Rose Monday and Michael Holloway as the head coaches of Team USA for track and field.
Watson and the USATF team will leave for the National Championship in June 2020, and spend the remainder of the summer in Japan from July to August.
“I am so excited to be a part of Team USA,” Watson said. “I want the athletes to have great performances, it is a prideful moment to represent the USA.”
The Games of the XXXII Olympiad take place from July 24 – August 9, 2020, in Tokyo, Japan.