Watkins joined the Trine men's basketball coaching staff prior to the 2015-16 season.
A Cincinnati native, Watkins graduated from St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School. Watkins played collegiate basketball for two seasons at The University of Northwestern Ohio before transferring to Trine University. While attending Trine as an exercise science major, Watkins helped lead the men's basketball program to back-to-back winning seasons. He was named a team captain in 2013-14.
Watkins is employed at West Noble School Corporation as an instruction assistant and assistant athletic director. In his spare time, Watkins runs a youth training program where he develops the skill-set of young adults off all ages who are looking to advance their basketball abilities.