Office Phone: 469-633-6445
Lauren Watts graduated from Forney High School, where she competed on the cross country, track, and soccer teams. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University from 2008 - 2012 and received her bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Management. Watts was a hurdler/sprinter on the SFA Track & Field team which won 8 Southland Conference Championships while she was there.
Coach Watts comes to Reedy from Forney High School after being an assistant coach in cross country and track for the last 5 years. During this time, Coach Watts help lead two cross country teams to the state meet as well as 3 individuals. She has a regional championship and 3 top 10 individual finishes at the state cross country meet to her credit. In track, she has coached state appearances in the 800, 1600, 3200, and pole vault as well as coaching a nationally ranked hurdler finishing with a gold medal at state. She has cinched district and area championships in track. Coach Watts has been instrumental in sending athletes to Baylor, Texas A&M, SFA, UCA, A&M Commerce and UT Tyler as a high school coach.
Coach Watts’s passion for running spills over into her personal life as well. She travels across the country from Portland, Oregon, to Boulder, Colorado, to compete in 5Ks, halfs, and marathons. She aspires to one day compete in the Boston Marathon.
Coach Watts is actively involved in the CCCAT, TGCA, and the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association.
"Mental toughness is built on doing the thing that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it" --Dr. Jim Afremow, The Champion’s Mind