Regents tabs Rock Watson as new head girls basketball coach

The Regents School in Charlottesville has gradually been building its athletic offerings starting with their first teams in the fall of 2013 and that process continued Tuesday with Regents’ announcement that Rock Watson was going to be the school’s first girls basketball coach.


Watson has been the head girls basketball coach the last four years at Covenant, leading the Eagles most recently to the VISAA Division II state quarterfinals. He’s coached two 1,000-point scorers during that stretch in Emily Maupin and Sara Meakem.


“Coach Watson is a great coach, but more importantly, he is a faithful man that serves others,” Regents athletic director Travis Johnson said in a press release. “I have known Rock for 10-plus years now, and he is the perfect person to lay the foundation for our varsity girls team at Regents.”


Regents recently became a member of VACA, the Virginia Association of Christian Athletes, an organization that includes schools like Grace Christian and United Christian Academy. Watson will expand the school’s junior varsity/middle school basketball program into a high school varsity squad.


“It’s a blessing, honor and privilege to have the opportunity to build a program from the ground up,” Watson said in the release.


According to athletic director Clark Walker, Covenant will begin its search for a replacement for Watson immediately.