May 30, 2013
Air Force men's golf coach George Koury announced today that Chris Wilson has been promoted to associate head coach. Wilson will begin his fourth season with the Falcons this fall, having joined the program as an assistant coach prior to the 2010-11 season.
"I am very excited to name Chris our associate head coach, it is a well-deserved promotion," said Koury. "Chris has been a tremendous addition to our program. Our recent on course success and growth as a program are due to his tireless efforts on and off of the course. We are poised to continue to progress as a program and will work to achieve the next level in college golf, while continuing to produce leaders for our Air Force."
During his three years at the Academy, Wilson has helped the Falcons win the Service Academy Classic each season and helped this year's team shatter the school record for average team score by more than five strokes per tournament.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at the Academy, Wilson was the associate head coach for two seasons at Coastal Carolina University, helping the Chanticleers win back-to-back Big South Conference titles, extending their run to seven-straight conference championships. 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.
Prior to taking over as head coach at ULM, he worked for two years at McNeese State, and started his coaching career at Louisiana-Monroe as an assistant coach for a year.
Wilson, who earned his bachelor's degree from ULM in 2001, was a standout golfer for the Warhawks, playing two years and 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.