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Stanley H. "Stan" Watts

 In addition to becoming the sixth coach in basketball history to win 100 games in his first five years, Stan Watts was a man of integrity and sportsmanship both on and off the court. During the 1950s, Brigham Young University never experienced a losing season while he was head coach. Watts’ BYU teams were disciplined and well-drilled units that favored an up-tempo style and relentless defensive pressure. In 23 seasons, Watts established a strong basketball tradition and a national athletic identity for the Mormon school, winning titles in three different conferences. During the 1965 and 1966 campaigns, Watts’ “Runnin’ Cougars” scored more than 100 points 21 times and at least 95 points 32 times. A master teacher, Watts’ highly acclaimed book, Developing an Offensive Attack in Basketball, became a standard manual on the fast break offense. 

Enshrined 1986
Born August 30, 1911 Murray, UT
Died April 06, 2000
College Brigham Young
Career Stats
2 NIT CHAMPIONSHIPS
BRIGHAM YOUNG, 1951, 1966
2 MOUNTAIN STATE ATHLETIC
CONFERENCE TITLES
1950-51
1 SKYLINE CONFERENCE TITLE
1957
5 WESTERN ATHLETIC
CONFERENCE TITLES
1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972
4 NIT TOURNAMENT
APPEARANCES
7 NCAA TOURNAMENT
APPEARANCES