Shirley Wilson

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Shirley Wilson
Shirley (Red) Wilson.png
Wilson pictured in Phi Psi Cli 1968, Elon yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1925-09-26) September 26, 1925 (age 91)
Madison, North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950s–1960s R. J. Reynolds HS (NC)
1967–1976 Elon
1979–1982 Duke
Head coaching record
Overall 88–61–3 (college)
Tournaments 1–3 (NAIA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
4 Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (1971–1974)
1 South Atlantic Conference (1976)

Shirley Schaub "Red" Wilson (born September 26, 1925) is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Elon University for 1967 to 1976 and at Duke University from 1979 to 1982, compiling a career college football record of 88–61–3.

Wilson was born in 1925 in Madison, North Carolina. Prior to coaching at Elon, he coached football at Richard J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[1] Wilson compiled a 71–35–2 (.667) record at Elon. His 71 wins are the most of any coach in the history of the Elon Phoenix football program.[2][3] In three of his final four seasons at Elon, he teams won 10 or more games. At Duke, Wilson compiled a 16–27–1 record. He is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Elon Fightin' Christians (Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1967–1974)
1967 Elon 5–3–1
1968 Elon 4–5
1969 Elon 7–3
1970 Elon 3–7
1971 Elon 8–3 1st
1972 Elon 7–3–1 T–1st
1973 Elon 12–1 1st L NAIA Division I Championship
1974 Elon 10–2 1st L NAIA Division I Semifinal
Elon Fightin' Christians (South Atlantic Conference) (1975–1976)
1975 Elon 5–6 3–3 T–4th
1976 Elon 11–1 7–0 1st L NAIA Division I Semifinal
Elon: 72–34–2
Duke Blue Devils (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1979–1982)
1979 Duke 2–8–1 0–6 7th
1980 Duke 2–9 1–5 7th
1981 Duke 6–5 3–3 4th
1982 Duke 6–5 3–3 T–3rd
Duke: 16–27–1 7–17
Total: 88–61–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ncshof.org/2012/03/09/shirley-wilson/
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Elon Phoenix". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Football - Year by Year Results" (PDF). Elon Phoenix. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 

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