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The Hog Pod with Bo Mattingly

Sep 19, 2022

How do you end up going from growing up in Australia to coaching volleyball in the SEC? Ask Jason Watson. It’s been a long journey from Down Under to Arkansas for Watson, who played college volleyball at BYU and spent 11 years as an assistant before finally getting the chance to lead his own program at his alma mater. Along the way, Watson has developed a coaching philosophy that’s helped him guide teams to seven NCAA Tournament appearances and get buy-in from every athlete he coaches. Watch a match and you might not see Watson say a lot. He chooses his words and timing carefully. Watson has turned the Razorback volleyball program around. And though it bothers him that the team hasn’t been selected for an NCAA Tournament yet, he’s happy building a winner in his new home.