Walter H. Watkins

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Walter H. Watkins
Billy Watkins Auburn.jpg
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1878-02-23)February 23, 1878
Meridian, Mississippi
Died April 6, 1937(1937-04-06) (aged 59)
Memphis, Tennessee
Alma mater Princeton University (1900)
Playing career
Football
1896–1899 Princeton
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1900–1901 Alabama Polytechnic
1901–1902 Vanderbilt
Head coaching record
Overall 20–5–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 SIAA (1900, 1901)

Walter Hudson "Billy" Watkins (February 23, 1878 – April 6, 1937)[1][2] was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Auburn University from 1900 to 1901, compiling a record of 6–3–1. He also coached the Vanderbilt Commodores for two seasons from 1901 to 1902, compiling a record of 14–2–1. Watkins attended Princeton University where he was a prominent member of the baseball team and first substitute on the football team. He later worked as an attorney.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Auburn Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1900–1901)
1900 Auburn 4–0 3–0 T–1st
1901 Auburn 2–3–1 2–2–1 9th
Auburn: 6–3–1 5–2–1
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1901–1902)
1901 Vanderbilt 6–1–1 4–0–1 1st
1902 Vanderbilt 8–1 4–1 T–1st
Vanderbilt: 14–2–1 8–1–1
Total: 20–5–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ward, Janice (September 14, 2014). "WATKINS, Walter Hudson | Who's Who In TN". Tngenweb.org. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "WALTER WATKINS, TENNESSEE LAWYER - Counsel for Central of Georgia Dies in Memphis-A Former Athlete at Princeton - Article - NYTimes.com". Select.nytimes.com. April 17, 1937. Retrieved August 7, 2013.