Greg Watson enters his third year as the throws coach for the UNLV track and field program.
Watson wasted no time making an immediate impact with the Rebel throwers as he had two student-athletes break the school record in the hammer and an NCAA regional qualifier in just his first year with the program.
His success did not stop there, as the 2010 season proved to be another record-breaking year. Under his guidance, Amanda Bingson led the way for the Rebels the entire season which culminated at the Mountain West Conference Championships. Bingson garnered the Outstanding Performance of the meet award after she won the hammer with a new school record of 210-2. She then capped off an already stellar year by placing eighth at the U.S. National Championships with a throw of 206-9. Watson had two other athletes place in the top eight in the hammer at the conference meet, in addition to Bingson picking up a sixth-place finish in the discus as well. In all, Rebel throwers have tallied 10 top five marks under Watson's tutelage.
Prior to joining the staff at UNLV, Watson was a standout athlete himself at Southern Utah University, where he holds the school record in the hammer. He was a four-time NCAA regional qualifier and advanced to the NCAA Championships his senior year. Combined, he is a three time Summit League Champion in the weight and hammer and also medaled twice in the discus during his career at SUU. In 2008, he studied and trained under the guidance of 1972 Olympic Champion Anatoly Bondarchuk. He was also mentored by four-time Olympian John Powell during his prep career.
Watson earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a minor in hospitality management from Southern Utah in 2008.