CKM’s Watkins named Rookie Coach of the Year

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Watkins is on the far left

C.K. McClatchy High School cross country coach Julie Watkins — a science teacher – has been named Northern California Rookie Coach of the Year for 2015-16 by the California Coaches Association. 

In Watkins’ first year as head coach, the Lady Lions qualified for the CIF State Championship — the first SCUSD team to do so. To qualify, the Lions defeated such traditionally strong teams as Oak Ridge, Sheldon and Folsom at the sectional championships.

Watkins will be honored at a reception on June 18 in Fresno.