CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Pete Watson has been named the Director of Men's & Women's Track & Field and Cross Country at Boston College. Watson comes to the Heights after spending the previous three seasons as the men's cross country and distance coach at the University of Texas.
"We are excited to welcome Pete Watson to our Boston College Athletics family," said William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Blake James. "Pete's pedigree as a dynamic leader, championship coach, and elite recruiter - combined with his vision for our men's and women's programs - made him an ideal choice as our new Director of Track & Field and Cross Country."
Watson played an integral role in the resurgence of Texas track, helping guide the Longhorns to the 2022 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship. The Texas distance corps accounted for 24 of the team's 47 points en route to the indoor national championship. Texas' distance medley relay posted the third-fastest time in NCAA history en route to victory in a time of 9:23.73. Watson was named the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Indoor Track & Field National Assistant Coach of the Year by the USTFCCCA. Outdoors, Texas was the national runner-up at the 2022 NCAA Championship.