Former Indiana coach, player Watson dies

5/26/2012 3:25:03 PM

Watson died Thursday in Fairfax, Virginia, at the age of 88, the school said in a release Saturday.

He starred on the basketball team from 1947-50 and became head coach in 1966, leading the Hoosiers to a Big Ten co-championship in 1967.

Later, Watson was named a special assistant to the athletic director in 1971 and then associate athletic director in 1976. He retired in 1987 and made the Indiana University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.