INSTRUCTORS

andyANDY WATSON

(specializes in pitching, hitting, & left-handed pitchers)

Andy Watson is a left-handed pitcher with multiple years experience in the professional and Division I collegiate ranks. Born and raised in the Houston area, Andy attended the University of Texas-Arlington on a baseball scholarship before pursuing his professional playing career. He later graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown, and is now a full-time baseball instructor and coach. Since “retiring” in 2011, Andy has coached 30+ teams, and worked with hundreds of players of all ages on a one-on-one basis as well.

 

INSTRUCTOR/COACHING BACKGROUND

  • 2011-present: Instructor @ Katy Baseball Instruction 

  • 2012: Instructor @ Hunter Pence Academy 

  • 2012: Instructor @ In the Zone Sports Training 

  • 2012: Instructor @ XI-Baseball Academy 

  • 2018-present: Coach @ Houston Bengals (Pearland, TX)

  • 2013-2017: Founder/Director/Coach @ Phoenix Baseball (Katy, TX)

    • Disney Int’l Salute to Baseball World Series Champions- 14u-Elite (Spring 2015)

    • Nations State Tournament Runner Up- 13u Select (Spring 2017)

    • #17 in Texas- 13u Select (Spring 2017)

    • #21 in Texas- 14u-Elite (Spring 2015)

    • #25 in Texas- 13u-Select (Spring 2015)

    • #17 in Texas- 14u-Elite (Spring 2014)

    • .95 team ERA- 16u-Showcase (Fall 2015)

  •  2011-2014: Coach @ Houston Bengals (Pearland, TX)

    • #2 in Texas- 13uAA (Spring 2012)

    • State Tournament Champions- 13uAA (Spring 2012)

    • State Tournament Champions- 14uAA (Fall 2011)

  • 2008: Club Baseball Head Coach @ University of Houston-Downtown

    • 2nd place in conference

    • First contracted head coach in UH-Downtown history

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • 2011- New York Federals (Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball)

  • 2011- Las Cruces Vaqueros (Pecos League of Professional Baseball)

  • 2008- McKinney Blue Thunder (Continental League of Professional Baseball)

    • coached by former Major League veteran, Curtis Wilkerson

  • 2008- Bay Area Toros (Continental League of Professional Baseball)

 

COLLEGE CAREER

  • 2002-2005- University of Texas-Arlington

    •  NCAA D1 baseball scholarship

    •  College debut vs University of Texas Longhorns (#1 in nation)

    • Teammates with MLB All-Star, Hunter Pence (plus 3 other MLB players)

  • 2004- Tennessee Thunder (Southern Collegiate Baseball League)

  • 2003- Madison Mallards (Northwoods Collegiate Baseball League)

 

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

  • 1998-2002- Katy Taylor High School

    • MLB Draft Board- declined draft & follow offer from the Arizona D-backs due to compensation conflict (2002)

    • THSBCA All-State pitcher (2002)

    • All-Greater Houston pitcher (2002)

    • Houston 5A Baseball All-Star Game starting pitcher (2002)

    • District 19-5A MVP (2002)

    • Texas High School playoff game record for most strikeouts by one team in a game (26 total; J. Meloan/A. Watson)

    • #3 in All-Greater Houston in strikeouts for the season (2002)

    • 19-5A All-District pitcher (2001)

    • Katy Taylor High School single game strikeout record w/ 18 K’s (2001)

 

 

CONTACT COACH ANDY WATSON @ 832-215-7600, OR BY E-MAIL @ KATYBASEBALLINSTRUCTION@GMAIL.COM.