Tennessee is continuing to their staff as they bring on Gavin Watt as an assistant coach for the program. Watt is joining a brand new staff at Tennessee that will include head coach Eve Rackham, assistant coach Tyler Adams and Director of Volleyball Operations Whitney Miller.
Watt is another North Carolina coach that is moving on the help with the Vols this season after spending the 2017 season as a volunteer assistant with the Tar Heels. Watt joins Adams as a Tar Heel coaching transfer after Adams spent the last eight seasons with the team.
With the Tar Heels, Watt was responsible for helping plan practices, on-court coaching, coordinating video sessions, scouting opponents and on-campus recruiting. Additionally, he served as the Associate Club Director for NC Elite Volleyball Club where he was the U17 head coach and lead setter coach. Now with Tennessee, Watt will take over the recruiting coordinator position and work primarily with the setters and offensive system.
Prior to his one year stint with North Carolina, Watt spent four seasons as the first assistant at Lehigh University where he helped the team to a 74-49 record. During his time with the Mountain Hawks, the team posted back-to-back 20 win seasons and picked up a school-record 14 Patriot League wins in 2014.
Watt was a strong volleyball player in Scotland, his homeland, where he was a setter for the Scotland National and Junior National Teams from 2004-13 and played with the Great Britain National Team program from 2007-12. As the top setter in Scotland, he was named to the 24-man roster for the Great Britain Olympic Team for the 2012 London Olympics. Additionally, Watt played professionally in France from 2010-13 with Amiens Metropole VBC and AS Cannes Volleyball Club.