Pete Watkins is the head men’s soccer coach at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, a position he begins with the start of the 2010-2011 academic year
Watkins came to Saint Mary’s after spending eight seasons as the head men’s soccer coach at Aurora University, where he compiled a 101-48-13 record.
Watkins took over an Aurora program that went 1-19-0 — and was winless in conference play — in 2002. During his eight years at the helm, the Spartans earned two Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference regular-season titles, one conference tournament crown and appeared in five conference tournament title games. Aurora, which earned its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance under Watkins’ reign in 2006, has appeared in the NCAA regional rankings in 2005, 2006 and 2010, while also earning NSCAA regional recognition every year since 2005.