Willis Wilson

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Willis Wilson
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamTexas A&M–Corpus Christi
Biographical details
Born(1960-03-22) March 22, 1960 (age 54)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Playing career
1978–1982Rice
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1986
1986–1987
1987–1991
1991–1992
1992–2008
2009–2011
2011–present
Rice (asst.)
Strake Jesuit Prep
Rice (asst.)
Stanford (asst.)
Rice
Memphis (asst.)
Texas A&M–CC
 
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Willis Wilson
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamTexas A&M–Corpus Christi
Biographical details
Born(1960-03-22) March 22, 1960 (age 54)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Playing career
1978–1982Rice
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1986
1986–1987
1987–1991
1991–1992
1992–2008
2009–2011
2011–present
Rice (asst.)
Strake Jesuit Prep
Rice (asst.)
Stanford (asst.)
Rice
Memphis (asst.)
Texas A&M–CC

Willis Thomas Wilson, Jr. (born March 22, 1960) is the head coach of the Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders men's basketball team. He previously served an assistant coach for the Memphis Tigers basketball team. Previously, Wilson was head coach of the college basketball team at Rice University for 16 seasons. As a head coach, Wilson has a win/loss record of 219-246.

A former basketball letterwinner and 1982 graduate from Rice, Wilson served as an assistant at Rice in the 1980s and as an assistant at Stanford University in 1991. He became head coach at Rice in 1992. During his sixteen years as head coach at Rice, Wilson became winningest coach in Rice basketball history.[1] After a 3-27 record in 2007-2008, Rice Athletics Director Chris Del Conte announced on March 14, 2008 that Wilson would not be retained for the next season. [2][3]

On April 17, 2009, Wilson was hired by Memphis head coach Josh Pastner as an assistant.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Rice (Southwest Conference) (1992–1996)
1992–93Rice18-1011-32nd
1993–94Rice15-146-85th
1994–95Rice15-138-6T-3rd
1995–96Rice14-145-95th
Rice:62-5130-26
Rice (Western Athletic Conference) (1996–2005)
1996–97Rice12-156-106th
1997–98Rice6-223-117th
1998–99Rice18-108-63rd
1999–00Rice5-221-138th
2000–01Rice14-165-118th
2001–02Rice10-195-138th
2002–03Rice19-1011-7T-3rd
2003–04Rice22-1112-6T-3rd
2004–05Rice19-1212-63rd
Rice:125-13763-83
Rice (Conference USA) (2005–2008)
2005–06Rice12-166-8T-5th
2006–07Rice16-168-8T-5th
2007–08Rice3-270-1612th
Rice:31-5814-32
Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Southland) (2011–present)
2011-12Texas A&M Corpus Christi6-244-126th (West)
2012-13Texas A&M Corpus Christi6-235-139th
2013-14Texas A&M Corpus Christi18-1614-42ndCIT Second Round
Texas A&M Corpus Christi:30-6323-29
Total:249-309

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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