Bert Wilson was an American football player and coach. He played football for Wesleyan University and was captain of the school's football team in 1896. After graduating, he served as Wesleyan's first head football coach from 1898 to 1902. In five years as Wesleyan's coach, Wilson compiled a record of 25–21–2. In his first two years as the coach, Wesleyan compiled records of 7-3 and 7-2. In the 17 years before Wilson took over as the coach, Wesleyan' football team had never won seven games in a single season. In 1903, Wilson became the head football coach at New York University.