Tom Wilson (American football)
|Born||c. 1944 (age 69–70)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Texas Tech (Assist.)
Texas A&M (OC)
Texas Tech (OC)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
Following his graduation from Texas Tech in 1966, Wilson became an assistant coach at Texas Tech under King and Jim Carlen, before heading to Texas A&M to join the coaching staff of Emory Bellard. After Bellard resigned in the midst of the 1978 season, Wilson was appointed head coach of the Aggies on October 24, 1978. He led the Aggies to a win in the Independence Bowl in 1981. He amassed a mediocre record of 21-19-0 during his three and a half seasons, before being replaced by Jackie Sherrill in 1982.
In 1984 Wilson returned to his alma mater as offensive coordinator under Jerry Moore. Moore had coached Wilson at Corsicana as an assistant under Acree. In 1986, Wilson left the collegiate ranks, coaching at Palestine High School. Finally, in 1993, he took over head coaching duties at his alma mater Corsicana, coaching the Tigers until his retirement in 1999. As a proponent of the running game, Wilson permitted Ketric Sanford to carry the ball 1,058 times during his career at Corsicana (1993–95), which is third all-time in Texas behind Robert Strait and Billy Sims. Wilson guided Corsicana to the 1997 4A Division I state championship game versus Texas City, but lost 34-37.
|Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1978–1981)|
|1978||Texas A&M||4–2*||3–2*||5th||W Hall of Fame Classic||18||19|
|1981||Texas A&M||7–5||4–4||5th||W Independence Bowl||—||—|
|Texas A&M:||21–19||14–15||*Wilson took over from Bellard after 6 games|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
- Plemons, Donna (March 20, 2007). "Aggie generosity". Corsicana Daily Sun. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- "Wishbone designer out as coach". Ellensburg Daily Record. October 25, 1978. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- Smizik, Bob (January 20, 1982). "Sherrill Decided With His Head". The Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved 2010-04-11.