Watts enters his 16th season as a coach, 12th as head coach, for the UM-Dearborn men's lacrosse program in 2019-20.
Watts began his collegiate playing career in 2002 on the inaugural UM-Dearborn Men’s Lacrosse Team. Watts started at defense for two seasons before graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
During his senior year, Coach Watts joined former teammate David Aktary as an Assistant Coach with Northville High School in 2003. After a two-year stint with Northville High School, Watts returned to his Alma Mater in the winter of 2005 as an Assistant Coach. Watts would spent four seasons as an assistant coach before taking over as the head coach in 2009. In his first year as head coach, Watts tallied a 5-5 record and improved the team defense from 13.70 GAA in 2008 to 7.10 GAA in 2009. Watts led the team to its first-ever playoff appearance in 2012 and was named WHAC Coach of the Year.
Watts and his family currently reside in the metro Detroit area and works as an Engineering Supervisor at an automotive supplier. Watts still plays lacrosse as a member of the Motor City Lacrosse Club in the MCLC.