Madisonville CISD Athletics

Derek Watson

Coach Watson is entering his 27th year serving in public education for the state of Texas.  Coach

Watson currently serves as an assistant football and assistant baseball coach for the Madisonville

Mustangs. Prior to arriving in Madisonville, Coach Watson held positions at Midway, Lexington,

Robinson and Timber Creek High School. During these stints, Coach Watson has coached

defensive ends, linebackers and secondary on the defensive side of the ball, while also handling

running backs and receivers on the offensive side. In baseball, his first head coaching opportunity

came at Lexington High School and he has served as a head baseball coach for 19 seasons prior to

finding Madisonville. During his tenure at Robinson, the Rockets finished as football State Runner

Up in 2006. In Baseball, his teams have won district a number of times and reached as far as the

Regional Semi-Finals while at 6A Timber Creek High School.

Coach Watson and Coach Reeves have been blessed to serve Madisonville High School. Coach

Watson attended McLennan Community College where he had the opportunity to play in the Junior

College All-Star Game and then continued his education and playing career at the University of Mary

Hardin-Baylor. He also earned his Master’s Degree from Texas Wesleyan University. Coach

Watson teaches U.S. History, Government and Economics for the Mustangs.

"Never think less of yourself, only think of yourself less!"

-C.S. Lewis

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