Cal officially introduces Tre Watson as new defensive backs coach

The Cal football coaching staff for 2021 is complete.

The California Golden Bears have officially rounded out their new-look coaching staff, officially announcing the hire of Tre Watson.

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You can read more about the details of Watson’s young coaching and playing career in our first post when the story first broke. But just one additional piece on Watson’s ability as a recruiter: At UNLV, as cornerbacks coach, in a season when they went 0-6, the Rebels finished with the 2nd best-recruiting class in the Mountain West, with Watson landing commitments from four three-star corners in one class.

From the official release from

"Tre is one the nation's top young coaches and rising fast in our profession," Wilcox said. "He brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to the table. Tre has always impressed me with his work ethic, knowledge of the game and tremendous attitude ever since we coached him at Washington. He developed an excellent rapport with the student-athletes he worked with at Oregon and UNLV over the last three seasons, and he took advantage of a great opportunity he had to work closely with coach Heyward at Oregon. That helped him lay an excellent foundation for his coaching career."

"I want to thank God for this opportunity," Watson said. "I have learned and grown a lot from the places I have been, and I'm very excited to be a part of this family, join a terrific staff and represent a program that is on its way up under great leadership from coach Wilcox. Go Bears!"

Just for clarification—again, it’s not Tre Watson, former Cal running back from the Sonny Dykes era. It’s Tre Watson, former Washington defensive back who played under Justin Wilcox at the start of the decade.

Here’s a look at the 2021 Cal football coaching staff!

We’ve got a squad Cal fans. Are we ready for fall 2021?