Cougar Cross Country Coach
Wilson is entering his fifth year as the head coach of the Mount Vernon
Nazarene University men's and women's cross
country teams. Wilson, a former Mount
Vernon Nazarene University student-athlete,
was hired prior to the 2006 season when the
sport was brought back after a 27-year absence.
After a successful first year, the program
made even more strides in 2007. The
men's team finished sixth out of 12 teams at
the American Mideast Conference/NAIA Region
IX Meet, while the women's team was 10th out
of 12 teams. At the National Christian
College Athletic Association National Meet,
the men finished 11th out of 22 teams, and
the women were 21st out of 24 teams.
That success continued in 2008 with the men
finishing seventh in both the AMC Meet and
the NCCAA National Meet, while the women
were 13th and 17th respectively. In
2009, the men were once again seventh in the
AMC Meet and ninth in the NCCAA National
Meet, while the women were 10th and 13th
Wilson was a four-year member of the MVNU men's basketball team from
2000-2004 that included being a part of the National Christian College
Athletic Association national championship team in 2001-2002. He
was a guard on the team and was an NCCAA Scholar-Athlete as a senior.
Wilson currently teaches seventh grade social studies in the Highland
School District. He spent two seasons as the cross country coach
at Highland High School before taking the job at MVNU. In his
first season, Wilson guided the Highland boys' cross country team to a
conference title, while two members of the girls' cross country team
qualified for the state meet. He also had a girl qualify for the
state meet in his second season as well.
In high school, Wilson was an All-District performer in cross
country, track, and basketball during his four years at River Valley High School in Marion, Ohio.
Wilson and his wife, Katie, who also graduated from MVNU, reside in
Mount Vernon, Ohio.
The couple have a son, Cole, and a daughter,
To contact Coach Wilson, you can e-mail him at