Perry Watson

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Perry Watson
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Biographical details
Born (1950-04-30) April 30, 1950 (age 67)
Detroit, Michigan
Playing career
1968–1970 Henry Ford CC
1970–1972 Eastern Michigan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–1991 Southwestern HS
1991–1993 Michigan (asst.)
1993–2008 Detroit
Accomplishments and honors
Horizon League Tournament championship (1994, 1999)
Horizon League regular season championship (1998, 1999)
Horizon League Coach of the Year (1998)

Perry Watson (born April 30, 1950) is an American college basketball coach from Detroit, Michigan. He played for Eastern Michigan University, graduating in 1972.

In 1977, Watson took the head coaching position at Detroit Southwestern High School where he coached, among others, future NBA players Jalen Rose, Voshon Lenard and Howard Eisley. Watson left Southwestern to take a position on Steve Fisher's staff at the University of Michigan in 1991, coinciding with the arrival of the Fab Five of which Rose was a member.

After two years as an assistant under Fisher, Watson was hired as the head coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he spent the next fifteen seasons.

Watson took an indefinite medical leave of absence in January 2008.[1] He resigned on March 5, 2008.[2] Perry Watson was an important character witness in the University of Michigan basketball scandal.[3][4]