USC Names Quincy Watts New Track Coach

Quincy Watts, an assistant coach at USC and 1992 gold medalist in the 400 meters, was named track coach at USC today.

This was always the logical move. Watts, a former Trojan athlete, was an assistant for eight seasons and the natural successor to Caryl Smith Gilbert. He’s also more of a people person and should be more inclusive when it comes to the track alumni.

And Mike Bohn probably saves money too after playing hardball with Smith Gilbert.

“His impact on both our men’s and women’s programs over the past eight years has been significant,” Bohn said in a statement. “Consistent with our vision to be the most student-athlete centered program in the country, engaging our student-athletes is an important part of every coaching search process, and I am so impressed with the overwhelming support Quincy has from our current team.

“He is also highly respected by our former student-athletes and the national track and field community.”

Said Watts: “Today is the beginning of a moment I have dreamed about for years. The first person I thought about today was my father. I looked at a lot of schools when I was being recruited in high school, but when I chose USC, my father jumped up and down. He told me that USC was always his favorite school, but he wanted the decision to be solely mine. So, on this day, I thank God for this wonderful opportunity and know that my father is looking down upon me with a smile on his face.”

40 thoughts on “USC Names Quincy Watts New Track Coach

    1. If Qunicy is so great then why is he just now being offered the job?

      Bohn goes to Oregon and got turned down by a few coaches. Not interested they told him. Watts was the last resort.

      8 years at USC and no other schools during all that time bothered to even interview the guy?

      Yeah, another great hire?

      LOL!

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      1. That’s a good question TO and you deserve a good answer, so I’ll give you there answers to choose from.
        1. Bohn thought Caryl Smith Gilbert was bluffing and he had a backup.
        2. Quincy was the backup was all along considering nobody liked Smith Gilbert.
        3. Bohn had to conduct a “search” because the three previous athletic directors were criticized for not searching.
        4. Why the folk do you care you brainless troll twit? It’s not your school and not your problem.
        Hey that’s four and I said three. Well I lied. That’s Me.

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      2. Me

        JUNE 18, 2021 AT 2:33 AM

        “Well I lied. That’s me.”

        I knew you were a dumbass and now you’re an admitted liar too…okay.

        When was Mike Garrett ever accused or critcized for not doing an extensive search when hiring a coach?

        Fact is, only two of the last three USC athletic directors (Haden and Swann) received criticism for not doing an extensive search in their hiring process.

        You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.

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  1. That is a good move by Mike Bohn. Hopefully, Quincy can continue to build the program. He has good recruiting ties with the local and national track athletes. Quincy is ready for the next step no question about it.

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  2. QW’s statement says it all.
    A great Trojan.
    I might have to find my way down from Monterey next Winter/Spring and hang out with some winners at a Track meet.

    Hoping we own 100-400m!
    (and then build on it!)

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      1. …though Kenan should probably be around for Spring Football to learn some patterns out of the backfield (on Guarino’s wish list) and learn pass blocking.

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      2. I have a very focused addendum —yesterday I was watching some great USC plays on YouTube and I saw some USC player …in some fairly recent game… pull in a pass… from some quarterback… two yards past scrimmage….and take off for a 37 yard TD.
        I wish I had more details —but as my daughter says when she’s messing up a joke —“I forgot the rest…but it was great.”

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    1. Do all of us a favor and stay where you are . Near Clint Eastwood
      and his conservative drinking buddies, Bourbon 4me. It is still a
      dumb move not to have a separate coach for the Men & Women
      when both compete at the same time. A Throw’s coach is definitely
      needed on both sides.

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      1. Excuse me?!?!? USC has one of the best and most respected throws coaches in the country. He’s been there since 1989 and has a slew of national champs and all-Americans. In all 4 throws in both genders. This years was a bit down but you need to remember that Smith-Gilbert hoarded the lions share of the scholarships for sprinters and hurdlers. Lange has done miracles with very little resources. Quincy is my close friend and teammate and I am happy for him. Lange is probably more deserving and is also a close friend (in fact I was responsible for him being at USC 32 years ago) but Im not sure he wants the head job but he wouldn’t be offered it anyway cause not as many artificial boxes are checked if you understand what I’m saying. He’s not an olympic champ but he’s coached multiple olympic champs. But that is what we deal with today and that’s part of the business.

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      2. Thanks for the invite, “S.”
        I’ll be the guy in Cardinal with a big, contented smile on his face–cheering loudly for all the student-athletes.

        Still, I’m a cheapskate so I’ll have to head back to my downtown suite for that shot of small batch after my Trojans scorch the competition. That’s how I roll.

        You be you. Keep hatin’. It’s what you know.

        Man it’s a great time to be a Trojan.
        And, yeah, I still like Clint’s movies, even if they are a bit simple these days.

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  3. Quincy Watts in Lane 4! Americans go 1 and 2!

    If you want to skip right to the action, it starts at 5:20 into the video. He has a tremendous burst out of the blocks and then wins by a big margin.

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      1. Typical. Ruin wannabe boasts that the ruin loss is celebrated as a great game?

        They F’n LOST‼️

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    1. That’s a good question TO and you deserve a good answer, so I’ll give you there answers to choose from.
      1. Bohn thought Caryl Smith Gilbert was bluffing and he had a backup.
      2. Quincy was the backup was all along considering nobody liked Smith Gilbert.
      3. Bohn had to conduct a “search” because the three previous athletic directors were criticized for not searching.
      4. Why the folk do you care you brainless troll twit? It’s not your school and not your problem.
      Hey that’s four and I said three. Well I lied. That’s Me.

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      1. There was the same amount of stupidity in the second posting as there was in tbe first, it was just so much more clear when reading it the second time around.

        AHA HA HA HA HA HA!

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      2. “If It’s Friday…” It is most certainly Friday! Bourbon and me are left discussing “me’s” 2nd post?! What in the name of all that is Holy is going on?!

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      3. tebow — if you can’t see the improved clarity and increased sincerity in Me’s 2nd post —well, I feel sorry for you….
        #LookAgain

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      4. Yeah, it’s Friday, MG. Time for the “weekly trip down USC memory lane.”

        I’m kinda’ chilling today preppin’ for a weekend of Dad’s day festivities in my honor.
        HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all on board (weekend, actually–cuz ya’ deserve it)!

        Damn it’s great to be a Trojan.

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      5. Yeah –Definitely! Happy Father’s Day All! [My personal Father’s Day was celebrated last week —which my kids THOUGHT was Father’s Day. I believe whatever they tell me …so I accepted LAST Sunday as my special day, too].
        I’m wondering what happens THIS Sunday

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  4. Alright Tebow o butthole, when was Mike Garrett criticized for his hiring of coaches? Forgetting that HE hired Kiffin, I will go with Pete Carroll. The Alumni, news outlets and peons roundly criticized Garrett for hiring a loser NFL coach, and they were ready to burn him at the stake by the end of Carroll’s first season.
    As for telling a lie, we all do it and you would be a liar if you said you didn’t. I mean the last time you ate burnt salad served by your five year old daughter, you told her it was yummy.
    As for not knowing what the fudge I’m talking about… I grew up with USC football I have 60 years of cardinal and gold in my veins. Don’t mess with Me.
    By the way if you have blue and yellow in your veins, you’ve stopped breathing and your kidneys have failed.

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    1. Great observations, Me. When a kid asks you if they look good in their new suit (and they don’t) —is truth really a virtue? They’re are higher considerations, yes?

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      1. Cal hippie flunked out of Pasadena City College and had to sell his ass in the Castro District to make a living, grammar and punctuation should be the least of his worries.

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    2. TLDR

      Me being a He or She, admitted to being a liar and then expects “me” to read more nonsensical dribble in another of his or her incoherent postings? Yeah, I think not.

      I think a little Alice In Chains is in order…

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  5. TObuma,

    No one said Bohn was recruiting in oregon. He just went there.

    As far as Pasadena City College is concerned, Stan Smith the SC tennis player went there, Daryl Evans who played baseball for Detroit went there, Enistein taught there, Cooper, the Laker, went there, Mac Robinson went there. He finished in second in the 100 yard dash at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin right behind Jesse Ownens. Rolly Sink, a silver medialist in 1948 in the London Olympics who ran track at SC, taught Statistics there.

    See Toobuma, you suck at your ragging, just like ugly sucks.

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    1. And Toobuma – ass#ole,

      I went to Pasadena City College. So fu#k off and die like the cockroach you are.

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  6. The Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene are this weekend. Many former and current USC athletes will be performing including sprinter Allison Felix who is going for her 5th appearance at the Olympics.

    This will be her last Olympics probably at age 35 — Quincy Watts should hire her as an assistant coach for the sprints.

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