Nancy Wilson

Coker Hall of Fame Inductee- April 23,1997

Wilson completed a 13 year career as the University of South Carolina's all-time winningest women's basketball coach. Wilson compiled a record of 231-150 at South Carolina and an overall record of 424-214 in 21 years of college coaching. Wilson entered the 1996-97 season ranked 24th among all NCAA I women's basketball coaches in total victories.

Wilson led U.S.C. to five NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to the "Sweet 16" in 1990. The Lady Gamecocks also won five Metro Conference Championships under Wilson, including four in a row from 1988 through 1991. Wilson was named Metro Conference Coach of the Year in 1985 and again in 1991.

Prior to coaching at South Carolina, Wilson spent eight years as head coach at College of Charleston where she compiled a record of 193-64. Her teams posted seven 20-win seasons and twice reached the 30-win mark. Wilson led College of Charleston to three consecutive AIAW Division II national runners-up finishes from 1980-82. Wilson was named South Carolina's Coach-of-the-Year three times and shared National Coach-of-the-Year honors after the 1979-80 season.

While at Coker, Wilson was a member of the school's first ever intercollegiate women's basketball team. Wilson also competed in intercollegiate field hockey.

"As an intercollegiate basketball coach, Nancy embodies integrity, enthusiasm and fair play," said President Daniels. "She has been a true role model for all who have known her and have played for her."