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Donaco Watts

Donaco Watts

Head Assistant Wrestling Coach

Department: Athletic Department
Phone: 712-279-1603
Office Location: McCoy-Arnold Center M-1


  • BA, Exercise Science, Missouri Valley College
  • MA, Management, Briar Cliff University
Donaco Watts


Donaco Watts joined the BC wrestling program as an assistant coach in 2013-14 as a Graduate Assistant and became the Head Assistant in 2015-2016. He attended the NWCA Coaches Academy during the summer of 2015.

Prior to BCU, Watts was an assistant coach at Muskogee High School in Oklahoma from 2007-10. He coached four individual state champions during that time period and helped guide the team to a class 6A Dual State Championship in 2010, after finishing as runner-ups in 2009. Watts was a student assistant at Missouri Valley College during the 2005-06 season and helped the team place seventh at the NAIA national tournament.

Watts’ qualified for the state meet in high school in Oklahoma in 2000 and was a two-time All-American at Missouri Valley in 2004 and 2005. He was a member of the 2003 NAIA National Championship team at Missouri Valley.

Watts has been on the All-American Wrestling Camp staff in Winfield, Kansas since the summer of 2006 and also participated in several other camps and clinics in Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Watts earned a bachelor of arts in exercise science from Missouri Valley College in 2006 and earned a masters of arts in management from Briar Cliff in 2015. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and was raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He is engaged to Sara and has four children, Sir Brandon, Somarah, Selah and Saben.