Chris Wilson

Chris  Wilson

Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Louisiana-Monroe, 2001


Falcons Capture Title at Jackrabbit Invitational

Kyle Westmoreland wins individual title


Air Force and Army Tie for Service Academy Golf Classic Title

Andrew Hoops finishes second individually


MWC Golf Championship - Day 2

The Falcons compete at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Championship, held at OMNI Tucson National, May 5-7.


MWC Golf Championship - Day 3

The Falcons compete at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Championship, held at OMNI Tucson National, May 5-7.

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Chris Wilson, a valuable member of the Academy staff, is in the midst of his third season as the associate head coach of the Air Force golf team – and his sixth year overall with the program. After spending three seasons as an assistant coach, Wilson was promoted to associate head coach in May 2013.

During his five years at the Academy, Wilson has assisted the Falcons to a pair of fourth-place finishes at the Mountain West Championships and helped the 2012-13 team shatter the Academy record for average team score by more than five strokes per round.

Wilson has been a constant fixture during the Falcons’ practices and tournament prep. Three of the top six individual career scoring averages have come during Wilson’s tenure, as well as the breaking of nearly every team scoring record at Air Force. Placing a huge emphasis on wedges, course management and ball flight control, he had a huge influence in the career of 2014 graduate Kyle Westmoreland, who advanced to two NCAA Regional Tournaments and tied the school record with a 71.7 stroke average during his senior season.

The success of the Air Force program allowed Wilson to be recognized by his peers as one of eight semifinalists for the 2014 Jan Strickland Award, presented by TaylorMade-Adidas Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America, which recognizes the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, or NJCAA assistant coach that has excelled working with their student-athletes, both on and off the course.

In addition to coaching, Wilson has remained competitive as a player at the state and regional levels, playing with top collegians and mid-amateurs. During the summer of 2013, he was selected to compete on the Colorado Cup Team, as one of the top 12 amateurs in the state. He has finished as the runner-up at the Colorado Mid Amateur Championship twice (2012, 2014) and, in the summer of 2015, claimed his fifth consecutive – and eighth overall – Shawnee Elks Invitational Championship in his hometown of Shawnee, Okla.

Prior to joining the coaching staff at the Academy, Wilson was the associate head coach at Coastal Carolina University for two seasons.

During Wilson's two-year stint at Coastal Carolina, the Chanticleers won back-to-back Big South Conference titles, extending their run to seven-straight conference championships. In 2009, he helped coach Zack Byrd, a third-team All-American and Big South Golfer of the Year. Wilson was also instrumental in the running of the Chants' program, handling many of the day-to-day operations, helping run the General Hackler Championship and coordinating recruiting.

Wilson arrived at Coastal Carolina in the fall of 2008 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he spent four and a half years as the head men's and women's golf coach. Combined, his Warhawk squads had three tournament wins, 35 top-five team finishes, six individual medalists, 13 all-conference selections and six Golf Coaches Association of America and National Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholars.

While at ULM, Wilson led the men's program to its highest national rankings, earning Southland Coach of the Year honors in 2006. He also started the women's program in August 2005 and both squads were consistently ranked among the top grade-point averages for athletic teams on the ULM campus. He also raised a majority of the funds for each of his programs, while also coordinating all aspects of each squad's practice and travel.

Prior to taking over as head coach at ULM, he worked for two years at McNeese State, serving as interim head men's coach in his final year. While there, Wilson coached four-time all-conference selection and current European PGA Tour member, Adrien Mork. He also worked with two other all-conference players and helped lead the Cowboys to a pair of team tournament titles.

A native of Shawnee, Okla., Wilson started his coaching career as an assistant at Louisiana-Monroe. He helped recruit the 17th-ranked class in the country that eventually went on to earn seven all-conference awards, a pair of individual tournament champions and the 2004 Southland Conference Championship.

Wilson, who earned his bachelor's degree from ULM in 2001, was a standout golfer for the Warhawks, earning all-conference honors as a senior after winning the New Mexico State Intercollegiate and posting five top-10 finishes on the season. He was also an all-conference selection at Dodge City Community College in 1996-97.

Wilson is married to the former Heather Austin of Shreveport, La. The couple has a one-year-old daughter named Lucy Annette.

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