Len Watters

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Len Watters
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1898-06-04)June 4, 1898
Dubuque, Iowa
Died December 1986 (1987-01) (aged 88)
Playing career
c. 1921 Springfield (MA)
1924 Buffalo Bisons
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1930–1947 White Plains HS (NY)
1948–1962 Williams
Head coaching record
Overall 68–47 (college)

Leonard Alvyn Watters (June 4, 1898 – December 1986) was an American football player and coach.

Watters was born in Dubuque, Iowa and attended Central High School in South Bend, Indiana, and Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.[1] He played professional football for the Buffalo Bisons in the 1924 NFL season, appearing in eight games for the Bisons.[1] Watters spent 42 years as a coach, including 15 years as the head football coach for Williams College from 1948 to 1962.[2] He compiled a record of 68–47 at Williams and ranks fourth in career wins among Williams Ephs football coaches.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Len Watters". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Griffith, Owen (November 16, 1962). "Ephmen, Jeffs each 6-1 in Title Game; Len Watters Ends 42 Years As Coach". The Hartford Courant. 
  3. ^ "Williams College Division III Football Record Book" (PDF). Presto Sports.