Kevin Wilson - Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends and Fullbacks - Eighth Season
Kevin Wilson has contributed to some of the most exciting offenses in OU History. He's also been a two-time finalist for the Frank Broyles Award for the nation's top assistant coach, winning it for the first time in 2008.
At OU he has coordinated three of the most productive offenses in college football history in 2003, 2007 and 2008. The 2008 offense put up an NCAA record 716 points, and set another NCAA record scoring 60 points or more in five consecutive games ending with a defeat of Missouri in the Big XII championship game, 62-21.
Wilson and his offensive staff manage a no huddle, fast break offense that utilizes multiple personnel groupings during the course of a game. This uptempo offensive scheme is set to adjust to the strengths of it's key players year after year, which shows an unrivaled flexibility and gives the Sooners the chance to compete for conference and national championships every year.
In 2008, Wilson had outstanding athletes leading the way for his balanced offense. QB Sam Bradford won the Heisman Trophy and passed for 4,720 yards and 50 touchdowns; Chris Brown (1,239 yds) and DeMarco Murray (1,002 yds) were on one of only two teams in college football to have two running backs rush for over 1,000 yards in the same season and this was the sixth consecutive year that OU has produced 1,000 yard backs; Juaquin Iglesias caught 74 passes for 1,150 yards and Jermaine Gresham hauled in 66 passes for 950 yards.
In his career, Kevin has coached a a Mackey Award Finalist and All-American for the nation's top Tight End (Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma, 2008); an All-American and Outland Trophy Winner (Jammal Brown, Oklahoma, 2004); Vince Carter who was a 2004 All-American and a two-time Remington Trophy finalist for the nation's top center in 2003 and 2004 and a Johnny Unitas finalist (Zac Kustok, QB, Northwestern, 2001). He has also coached two first round draft picks (Jammal Brown, OL, Oklahoma, 2004 and Davin Joseph, OL, Oklahoma in 2005), a second round pick (Chris Chester, OL, Oklahoma, 2005), a sixth round pick (Wes Sims, OL, Oklahoma, 2004) and five free agents including current San Francisco 49er TE, Joe Jon Finley.
In 2008, Matt Clapp (fullback) and Jermaine Gresham (tight end) were first team All-Big 12.
In 2007, all three Tight Ends were on the All-Big 12 team. Brody Eldridge was selected as the first team fullback while Jermaine Gresham was a second team TE and Joe Jon Finley was an honorable mention TE.
2007 Merv Johnson Integrity in College Coaching Award presented by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame
Since 1990 Coach Wilson has coordinated some of the most prominent offenses in NCAA history at OU, Northwestern and Miami of Ohio.
Kevin Wilson is from Maiden, North Carolina and has a wife, Angela, daughters Elaina, Makenzie & Marlee and sons Trey and Toby. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he was a successful walk-on offensive lineman earning a scholarship while playing on several outstanding UNC teams. He also holds a master's degree from UNC. Kevin was also a 3-sport star in high school.
Davin Joseph (Oklahoma), 2005 1st Round Pick of Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 2004 All-Big 12
Chris Chester (Oklahoma), 2005 2nd Round pick by Baltimore Ravens
Jammal Brown (Oklahoma), 2004 1st Round Pick by New Orleans Saints, Two-time All-American, 2004 Outland Trophy winner
Wes Sims (Oklahoma), 2004 6th Round Pick by San Diego Chargers
Vince Carter (Oklahoma), Raiders, 2004 All-American; 2003 and 2004 Rimington Award finalist
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