Kurtis Watkins

Kurtis Watkins, Hall of Fame 2019 inductee headshot

Kurtis had one of the most decorated careers of any Harrier pitcher in history. He first stepped on campus in the fall of 2010 and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition. Kurtis played baseball all four years while at Miami Hamilton earning plenty of awards along the way. His teams won the Ohio Regional Campus Conference in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was 1st team all-conference in 2012 and was named the Harrier’s top pitcher at their end of year awards banquet that season. In 2014 Kurtis was named 2nd team all-conference, earned Academic All-Conference and was named Ohio Regional Campus Tournament MVP in leading Miami Hamilton to the Championship that year.

Kurtis sits high atop Miami Hamilton’s all-time records for pitchers as well, which says something with the talent that has been through the program over the years. Kurtis has the school record for….

-Most Career Innings Pitched with 274.1

-Most Career Strikeouts with 236

-Most Career Appearances with 50

-Lowest WHIP (Walks plus Hits per Inning Pitched) in a season with 1.08

In addition he has the 5th lowest batting average given up to opposing hitter (.248) and has the 2nd most wins all-time in program history with 24….broken just last year by future hall of famer Nick Stewart.

Kurtis has moved from playing baseball to coaching baseball over the last couple years. He is currently in his second year as the Varsity Assistant/Pitching Coach at Fort Loramie High School. He obviously transitioned his winning ways from Miami Hamilton to Fort Loramie because in his first year coaching there the Redskins won the Division 4 State Title.

Kurtis is the son of Ron and Beth Watkins and currently works at Dannon Yogurt Company as a Project Manager. He is married and lives in Fort Loramie with his wife Kara who is also a former Harrier athlete having started for 2 years on the women’s basketball team here, winning the conference and state titles in 2013 on what may have been one of the most talented ORCC teams in history. The two have been married for 2 years and have a daughter Nora Sue, who is 7 months old.