Floyd Wilson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Floyd Wilson was a basketball coach at Harvard University. Wilson coached for 14 years from 1954 to 1968.[1] Prior to becoming the Varsity head-coach, Wilson spent time as the Freshman basketball coach.[2] While coaching Harvard, Wilson won 143 games.[3] This mark stood as the most wins for a Crimson coach until Frank Sullivan passed the mark in 2004.[4] Each year the 'Floyd Wilson Sportsmanship Award' is given to the Harvard basketball player "whose respect for sportsmanship recalls the manner and values of Floyd Wilson"[5] As with most coaches, Coach Wilson was not immune to criticisms from the press.[6] Wilson was replaced by NBA All-Star Bob Harrison as head coach in 1968.[7] His best season came in 1957–58 when the team went 16–9 and finished 5th in the Ivy League.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harvard Athletics Mobile". Gocrimson.com. Retrieved January 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ No Writer Attributed (February 9, 1952). "Freshmen Play Exeter". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved January 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Harvard wins big; Dartmouth loses inside". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. January 5, 2003. Retrieved January 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Peiffer, Caleb W. (December 13, 2004). "M. Hoops Ekes Out OT Win | The Harvard Crimson". Thecrimson.com. Retrieved January 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Harvard Athletics Mobile". Gocrimson.com. Retrieved January 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ Cotton, Richard (March 25, 1963). "Wilson's Coaching and Philosophy Part of Hoop Team's Difficulties | The Harvard Crimson". Thecrimson.com. Retrieved January 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Paisner, Richard D. (May 14, 1968). "N.B.A. Star Harrison Is Basketball Coach | The Harvard Crimson". Thecrimson.com. Retrieved January 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Floyd S. Wilson Coaching Record | College Basketball at". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on August 28, 2011. Retrieved January 18, 2012. 

External links[edit]