Louis Wilson will begin his third season as an assistant with Utah State after joining the staff in May, 2015. Wilson joined the Aggies by way of Adams State, where he had served as head coach since 2010. Wilson is responsible for coordinating defense, guards, recruiting, opposing team scouts and game preparation.
During the 2016-17 season, Wilson coached freshman guard Koby McEwen to Mountain West Freshman of the Year honors. Additionally, freshman guard Sam Merrill finished seventh in the nation with an assist to turnover ratio of 3.27.
Wilson helped the guards to flourish in 2015-16 as seniors Chris Smith and Darius Perkins wrapped up their careers as two of the top 3-point shooters in Utah State history. Smith finished his career No. 3 (.451) all-time behind the 3-point line, while Perkins finished No. 9 (.414).
At Adams State, Wilson led the Grizzlies to a pair of 20-win seasons and finished his tenure as the winningest coach in school history by winning percentage (.674). Wilson’s teams advanced to three NCAA D-II National Tournaments in five years and ranked as high as No. 11 in the nation. Wilson’s squads were also fundamentally sound as they led the nation in steals (12.7 spg) and turnovers (21.5 tpg) in 2011-12 and finished among the top-20 in the nation in scoring every year as his teams scored 80.0, 80.6, 78.4, 89.4 and 87.4 points per game during his five years.
Under Wilson, Adams State posted victories over ranked opponents every year and also captured a road win at Utah in 2011. Adams State was also strong at home under Wilson, winning 80 percent of its games with a 56-15 mark in Alamosa, Colo. In all, Wilson finished his career at Adams State with an overall record of 95-46, coaching 13 all-conference athletes.
Prior to Adams State, Wilson was the associate head coach at CS Northridge, helping the Matadors to back-to-back Big West Conference Championships in 2008 and 2009. CSUN also captured a Big West Tournament Championship in 2009, earning a 15th seed to the NCAA Tournament.
Wilson began his coaching career as an assistant at Idaho State (1998-2006) and Southern Utah (1992-98), helping the Bengals to a Big Sky runner-up finish in 2004 and guiding the Thunderbirds to an American West Conference Championship in 1995.
Wilson played collegiately at William Jewell and was inducted in the WJC Hall of the Fame as a member of the 1987-88 team that finished with a 32-2 record.
Wilson is married to Andrea Wilson of Idaho Falls, and the couple has four children: Jacques Wilson, Kaden Wampler, Keawe Wilson and Kalea Wilson.
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