Ricky Watters, Former NFL Player, Resigns as Oak Ridge Football Coach

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 2, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Ricky Watters has resigned from Oak Ridge High School’s football coach, following an investigation into his actions.

Although no details of the investigation have been made public, Watters told WESH-TV that there was a complaint that he “used profanity on the sidelines.”

“It was just going on and on (the investigation),” Watters said. “I think it’s just best we clear it.”

The Watters said in a statement that recent complaints have caused unnecessary distractions.

Ricky’s wife Catherina is an NFL agent and lawyer.

Watters said that his time as coach “has made a positive impact,” and he is sad that he cannot continue to be a coach for the Oak Ridge players.

“I would like my players to know that I care deeply for them and I believe in each and every one of them,” he said. “I would also like to thank former NFL comrades Keiwan Ratliff, Eric Moulds, Dorsey Levens and Ryan Longwell for sharing their expertise, time and resources with my team. Moving forward, my focus will be on spending quality time with my two sons who kindly shared me with the players at Oak Ridge and on trying to make a difference for young people facing adversity in life like I did.”

Ricky Watters played 144 games in the NFL for several teams, most notably the Philadelphia Eagles. 

He won a Super Bowl in 1994 while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. 


Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.