Public Figure Profiles

Stan Watts

Stanley H. Watts (August 30, 1911 – April 6, 2000) was an American basketball coach. He served as the head basketball coach at Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1949 to 1972. The Murray, Utah native was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986.Watts became the sixth coach in history to win 100 games in his first five years. Watts' BYU teams were disciplined and well-drilled units that favored an up-tempo style and relentless defensive pressure. In 23 seasons, Watts compiled a 371–254 (.594) record and established a strong basketball tradition and a national athletic identity for the school representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His Cougars teams won eight conference titles, appeared in 11 postseason tournaments, and captured the 1951 and 1966 National Invitation Tournament championships.

Watts began his coaching career in 1938 at Millard High, then coached Dixie Junior College from 1941 to 1945 and Jordan High School from 1945 to 1947. Watts was chosen as BYU's freshman coach in 1947 and inherited the varsity team in 1949. Watts' book, Developing an Offensive Attack in Basketball (1958), became a standard manual on the fast break offense. From 1965 to 1966, Watts' "Runnin' Cougars" scored more than 100 points 21 times and at least 95 points 32 times. Watts' teaching skills were in constant demand at coaching clinics across the nation and in Europe, the Far East and South Africa. Watts served his coaching organization, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), on numerous committees. He served on the Board of Directors from 1958 to 1968 and as president in 1970.

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Some of their strengths

Stan Watts has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Smart, Curious, Intuitive, Loyal, Clever, Energetic, and Progressive.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Stan Watts is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Stan Watts well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Stan Watts as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Stan Watts is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is intuitive, imaginative, and an agent of change, and who is always dreaming of life's great possibilities and partnering with people to try to achieve those possibilities.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Stan Watts tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Stan Watts's challenges

While Stan Watts has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Stan Watts can be Difficult, Perfectionist, Complicated, Brusque, Emotional, Standoffish, and Unfocused.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Stan Watts's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Stan Watts must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Unfocused and Indecisive

Stan Watts is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Stan Watts also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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