Willis Wilson

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Willis Wilson
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamTexas A&M–Corpus Christi
ConferenceSouthland
Record124–133
Biographical details
Born (1960-03-22) March 22, 1960 (age 59)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Playing career
1978–1982Rice
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1986Rice (assistant)
1986–1987Strake Jesuit Prep
1987–1991Rice (assistant)
1991–1992Stanford (assistant)
1992–2008Rice
2009–2011Memphis (assistant)
2011–presentTexas A&M–CC
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2018Texas A&M–CC (interim AD)
Head coaching record
Overall342–380 (college)
Tournaments0–2 (NIT)
6–4 (CIT)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
WAC Co-Coach of the Year (1999)
Ben Jobe Award (2014)

Willis Thomas Wilson Jr. (born March 22, 1960) is an American basketball coach. He 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 men's basketball team. Wilson was head men's basketball coach of at Rice University for 16 seasons, from 1992 to 2008.

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 16 years as head coach at Rice, Wilson became winningest coach in Rice basketball history.[1] After a 3–27 record in 2007–08, Rice athletic 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]

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1992–1996)
1992–93 Rice 18–10 11–3 2nd
1993–94 Rice 15–14 6–8 5th
1994–95 Rice 15–13 8–6 T–3rd
1995–96 Rice 14–14 5–9 5th
Rice Owls (Western Athletic Conference) (1996–2005)
1996–97 Rice 12–15 6–10 6th
1997–98 Rice 6–22 3–11 7th
1998–99 Rice 18–10 8–6 3rd
1999–00 Rice 5–22 1–13 8th
2000–01 Rice 14–16 5–11 8th
2001–02 Rice 10–19 5–13 8th
2002–03 Rice 19–10 11–7 T–3rd
2003–04 Rice 22–11 12–6 T–3rd NIT Opening Round
2004–05 Rice 19–12 12–6 3rd NIT Opening Round
Rice Owls (Conference USA) (2005–2008)
2005–06 Rice 12–16 6–8 T–5th
2006–07 Rice 16–16 8–8 T–5th
2007–08 Rice 3–27 0–16 12th
Rice: 218–247 (.469) 107–141 (.431)
Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Southland Conference) (2011–present)
2011–12 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 6–24 4–12 6th (West)
2012–13 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 6–23 5–13 9th
2013–14 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 18–16 14–4 2nd CIT Second Round
2014–15 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 20–14 13–5 T–3rd CIT Second Round
2015–16 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 25–8 15–3 2nd CIT First Round
2016–17 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 24–12 12–6 T–2nd CIT Runner-up
2017–18 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 11–18 8–10 T–8th
2018–19 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 14–18 9–9 6th
Texas A&M Corpus Christi: 124–133 (.482) 80–62 (.563)
Total: 342–380 (.474)

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