TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Terre Haute native Dan Watson has been named offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and strength coordinator for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology football program, effective immediately.
Watson spent the last two seasons at Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Franklin College as the team's run game coordinator and strength and conditioning coordinator. He was responsible for offensive line preparation for the football team, and was in charge of developing strength, speed and conditioning programs for the football, basketball, baseball, golf and track teams.
Previously, Watson spent three years as head strength and conditioning coach at Rocky Mountain College. He worked with the offensive line, tight ends and running backs, while developing strength programs for the football, basketball, golf and ski racing teams. He has also served two seasons on the coaching and strength and conditioning staffs at Indiana State University from 2011-2013.
The Terre Haute native earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science and sports performance from Marian University in 2011. He later earned a master's degree in physical education and coaching from Indiana State in 2013.
In addition to Watson's hiring, current defensive coordinator Nick Davis has been promoted to assistant head coach. He will serve as defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Fightin' Engineer football program.
Watson replaces Brian White, who accepted a position at NCAA Division I FCS Hampton University after spending the past seven seasons on the Rose-Hulman coaching staff.
Rose-Hulman finished 8-2 last season for its third consecutive 8-win season under head coach Jeff Sokol. The Fightin' Engineers open the 2018 campaign with a trip to defending NCAA Division III national champion Mount Union University on Sept. 1.