Posted: 5:03 pm Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

John Carroll hires Mike Watkins as new football coach 

By Jeff Greer

John Carroll has found its replacement for Kevin Wald, who resigned earlier this month. Mike Watkins will coach the Golden Rams’ football team, the TCPalm reports.

Watkins, 33, was Vero Beach’s offensive coordinator before taking the John Carroll job. Watkins was an assistant at John Carroll in 2002-03 and again in 2005. He was the offensive skills coach for John Carroll in 2003 when the school reached the Class 2B state semifinals.

As a player, Watkins was the first John Carroll graduate to play Division I college sports. He was a quarterback at Louisville from 1996-2000. He also played in NFL Europe.

John Carroll was 3-7 last fall.

Here’s the full TCPalm writeup.