R. W. "Red" Watkins

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R. W. "Red" Watkins
RW Watkins.jpg
Watkins pictured in The Rhododendron 1947, Appalachian State yearbook
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1905-02-28)February 28, 1905
Forsyth County, North Carolina
Died July 2, 1985(1985-07-02) (aged 80)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1940–1941 Appalachian State
1934–1940 Appalachian State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1940–1941 Appalachian State
Head coaching record
Overall 10–9 (football)

Robert Williams "Red" Watkins (February 28, 1905 – July 2, 1985) was an American football and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He was the sixth head football coach at Appalachian State Teachers College—now Appalachian State University—located in Boone, North Carolina, serving from 1940 to 1941 and compiling a record of 10–9.[1] Watkins was also the head baseball coach at Appalachian State from 1934 to 1940 and the school's athletic director from 1940 to 1941. He died in 1985.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Appalachian State Mountaineers (North State Conference) (1940–1941)
1940 Appalachian State 6–4 2–2 3rd
1941 Appalachian State 4–5 2–3 4th
Appalachian State: 10–9 4–5
Total: 10–9


  1. ^ Mike Flynn, ed. (2009). "History and Traditions: All-Time Coaching Records". Appalachian Football 2009 Media Guide (PDF). Appalachian Sports Information. p. 184. 
  2. ^ [1]