Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinat
A 1984 graduate of North Carolina, Kevin Wilson is in his third season as
NU's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In the spring of 2001,
he was named the assistant head coach of the Wildcats by Randy Walker.
Last year, Wilson oversaw the implementation of NU's innovative new
offensive scheme that caught the Big Ten by storm and captured the
nation's attention. The Wildcats set 25 school records as a team and
shattered the previous marks for total yards (5,615) and points (441). As
a result, Wilson was a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award, which is
given to the top assistant coach in the nation.
Overall, the NU offense finished among the nation's Top 10 in total
offense (3rd/475.6 ypg), rushing offense (8th/257.3 ypg) and scoring
offense (9th/38.5 ppg). In addition, quarterback Zak Kustok established
single-season school records for touchdown passes (19) and total offense
Prior to his arrival at Northwestern with Walker, Wilson spent nine
seasons at Miami, the last six as offensive coordinator. During his first
eight seasons at Miami, he also worked with the offensive line. Under
Wilson's direction, the RedHawks amassed the three highest total offensive
seasons in school history.
In 1997, the RedHawks broke several MAC and Miami single-season records,
including points (412), passing yards (2,591), and total offense (443.3
ypg). Under Wilson's direction, Miami amassed 4,876 yards of offense in
1997, 4,115 yards in 1994 and 3,986 yards in 1995 - the first-, third- and
fifth-best totals in school history.
After beginning his collegiate football career as a walk-on at the
University of North Carolina, Wilson earned a scholarship and eventually
won two letters. During his four years in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels
enjoyed a 37-11 record and participated in four bowl games.
Wilson, 39, was a student-assistant for UNC in 1984 while earning his
bachelor's degree in education and worked as a graduate assistant the next
two seasons. He completed his master's degree in physical education at UNC
Following graduation, Wilson spent a season with Winston-Salem State and
helped lead them to a 9-3 record, conference title and the Division II
Before reuniting with Walker in Miami, Wilson spent two seasons as the
offensive coordinator at North Carolina A&T.
Kevin and his wife, Angela, have three daughters (Elaina, Makenzie and
Marlee) and one son (Trey). The Wilsons live in Skokie.