Rafe Watkins announced as new head football coach of the Muskogee Roughers

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - The Roughers have a new head football coach.

Muskogee Public Schools announced Friday they have hired Rafe Watkins to lead the team.

Watkins was most recently the head football coach and co-athletic director at Guthrie. He led the Bluejays to four 5A state championships - 2002, 2007, 2011 and 2013.

Watkins' record at Guthrie was 132-30 and he was named the 2013 District Coach of the Year.

He replaces Josh Blankenship who accepted the position of quarterbacks coach for the University of Tulsa.

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