Wilson tapped as new assistant basketball coach at Utah State

May 21, 2015

Louis Wilson Basketball CoachBasketball coach Louis Wilson of Anchorage has always been a winner; as a player, as an assistant, as a coach. So it only makes sense others would covet him.

Utah State University men’s coach Tim Duryea made the veteran coach an offer he couldn’t refuse – a ticket to the big time.

Wilson, of East High fame, will return to NCAA D1 basketball after Utah State hired him to join Duryea’s new coaching staff as an assistant.

Wilson has coached for 23 years, most recently the head coach at NCAA D2 Adams State, where he had been since 2010 and posted a 95-46 career record.

His .674 winning percentage is the highest of any Adams State coach while his win total ranks third in school history.

“Simply put, Louis is a winner,” Duryea said in a statement. “He is exceptional in all areas of our profession, and his ability to relate with recruits, their families, and his own players are outstanding.”

Wilson already had ties with the state of Utah, where he spent six seasons as an assistant with D1 Southern Utah University and helped the Thunderbirds win an American West Conference championship in 1995.

He also has coaching experience at Idaho State and Cal State Northridge, including an NCAA tournament appearance in 2009.