2015-16 Football
36 Steven Archie RB
1 Ryan Barnwell RB
2 Brice Green DB
3 Craig Steedley DB
4 Nate Sichali OLB
5 Braxton Ivery WR
6 Wes Jordan WR
7 Raleigh Yeldell QB
8 Marcus Brown DB
9 Damian Bell RB
10 Zach Blair QB
11 Tovaris Cureton WR
13 Troy Thompson WR
14 Willie Glover DB
15 Tyron Mikell OLB
16 Baptiste Staggers TE
17 Jalen Cook WR
18 Zach Edmunds TE
19 Cole Watson WR
20 Kevin Miller RB
21 Avery Shippy DB
22 Romelo Doctor RB
23 Rashaad Smith DB
24 Arnez Gray DB
25 Devine Kelly DB
26 James Anderson FB
27 Collis Martin DB
28 Alonzo McGill OLB
30 Trenton Bryan ILB
31 Tony Pear DB
32 Jimmy Holmes DL
33 Taylor McDonnell ILB
34 Tony Gaston DB
35 Rashard Alston FB
36 Desmond Kearse OLB
37 Jawanza Adams DB
38 Trey Gregg FB
39 LaQuan White DB
40 Alstevis Squirewell DL
41 Corey Dover DB
42 Jaquille Oden DL
43 Rameak Smith OLB
44 Stan Davis DL
45 Chase Austin ILB
46 Caleb Belton DB
47 Will Elm OLB
48 Kyle Clark K/P
49 Malcolm Ford DB
50 Will Holbrook ILB
51 Evan Sobocinski OL
52 Dakota Mozingo OL
53 Casey Baldwin OL
54 Anfernee Moffett ILB
55 Jalen Hunter DL
56 Desmond Beasley-Jones OLB
57 Brandon Hughes OLB
58 Marcus Moody ILB
59 Jonathan Andrews DB
60 Troy Cunningham OLB
62 Daryus Gillespie DL
63 Perry Able LS
64 Terrance Salley DL
65 Joseph Foster K
66 Josh Spigner DL
67 Tevin Williams OLB
68 Dylan Beauchamp OL
69 Shea Rodgers K/P
70 Trey Goodwin OL
71 Stephen Nance OL
72 Austin Turner OL
73 Treyon Bonner OL
75 Landon Martin OL
76 Bobby McNeil OL
77 Sam Hall OL
78 Tyler Stasky OL
79 Hayden Wilks OL
80 Holden Beemiller WR
81 Darius Clark WR
83 J.T. Waters WR
84 Evan DuBois WR
85 Manny McCord WR
86 Markell Castle WR
87 Andrew Smith WR/LS
88 Bobby Crawford WR
89 Knox Butcher TE
90 Brett Borders DL
91 Isaac Ferguson DL
92 Tanner Adair DL
93 Josh Parker DE
94 Kinard Lisbon DL
95 Demarcus Brown DL
96 Terrell Owens DL
97 Jaysn Dawson DL
98 Ryan Janssen K/P
99 Jamarcus Henderson DL
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Drew Watson

Drew Watson

POSITION DB

Drew Watson enters his seventh overall season at Newberry and fifth as its secondary coach in 2017. He is also responsible for coordinating Newbery's special teams. Watson is in his second coaching stint at Newberry, having previously roamed the Setzler Field sidelines in 1989 and 1990, and returned to his alma mater after spending the 2012 season as the Defensive Coordinator at Presbyterian.


The 2016 season saw Newberry capture its third SAC championship with a 10-2 record and earn a bid to the NCAA Division II Football Championship for the third time in four seasons. Newberry ranked No. 1 in the nation by allowing one total punt return yard during the entire 2016 campaign. The Wolves' kickoff return defense was 13th nationally at 17.11 yards allowed per return.


Rashaad Smith earned second team all-SAC honors as a defensive back, leading the team with 10 passes defended and tallying three interceptions. In all, Newberry defensive backs finished the season with 10 total interceptions and 20 pass breakups.


Prior to his time at Presbyterian, Watson was at Coastal Carolina for 10 seasons coaching the safeties. In 2010 he was responsible for coaching outside linebackers and has assisted with special teams during his time in Conway. From 2002-07 Watson served as Coastal's recruiting coordinator and came in to help build the Chanticleer football program from its inaugural year in 2002.


During Watson's stint, the Chanticleer defense ranked among the Big South's best in pass defense. In 2009, the team ranked 15th nationally and was second in the league. The team led the Big South in 2008, 2007, 2006 and ranked second in 2005. Coastal Carolina ranked fourth in the nation in interceptions with 21 picks in 2009, after ranking first in 2006 with 19 in 2004 with 27.


Watson coached NFL safety Quinton Teal, who was a two-time second and third team All-American, as well as Academic All-American Marcus Lott. He also recruited current San Diego Charger Mike Tolbert, 2007 All-American Honorable Mention Marrio Norman and his brother, 2011 First Team All-American Josh Norman.


From 1990-2002 Watson was an assistant coach at Wofford. During his 12 season with the Terriers he split his time coaching the running backs and the offensive line. He also assisted with the special teams and was part of the staff that made the transition from NCAA Division II to Division I in 1995, as well as the move to the Southern Conference in 1997.


While Watson was at Wofford, the team led the nation in rushing offense and made the NCAA Division II Playoffs two separate occasions. In 1997 he coached All-American center Dan Williams.


Prior to Wofford, he served as the secondary coach at Newberry during the 1989 and 1990 seasons, and assisted with special teams.


Watson graduated Newberry College with a degree in business administration in 1989. He was a four-year letter-winner and three year starter at cornerback and earned Second Team NAIA All-American honors and First Team All-South Atlantic Conference honors as a senior, as well as the team's Most Valuable Player award. As a junior, he was named Honorable Mention All-American.


A native of Anderson, Watson is married to the former Melanie Dillingham of Newberry and has three children - Cole, Cate and Anna.