Danny Wilson- Head Coach

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Danny Wilson- Head Coach

Coach Wilson is in his 3rd year at Coahulla and 33rd year as a Science Teacher and Coach. Wilson graduated from Lipscomb University in 1987 and started his teaching and coaching career that fall under Tennessee Hall of Fame Coach Don Grider at South Pittsburg High School. Coach Grider retired in 1993 and handed the program over to Wilson. In the next four years, the Pirates went 46-7 and won the school's first State Championship since 1969. In 1997, Wilson took the Head Football job at his alma mater, Heritage High School (Maryville, TN). In Wilson's 3rd year, the Mountaineers put together their first winning season and trip to the playoffs in 16 years. In 2001, Wilson took the Defensive Coordinator job at Cleveland High School. Over the next four years, the Raiders held opponents to 11.3 ppg. In 2005, Wilson took over as the Raiders Head Coach leading them to 3 playoff appearences over the next 4 years. In 2009, Wilson returned to South Pittsburg as the Defensive Coordinator. In the next three years, the Pirates went 36-8 playing in the State Championship each year winning it in 2010. Wilson has coached in over 1,100 varsity games in football, girls basketball, and baseball. His 1996 his South Pittsburg team also won the State Championship in baseball. Coach Wilson was the principal at South Pittsburg High Schoo from 2013-2017. Coach Wilson is a member of Heritage High School Hall of Fame and the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame. Wilson and his wife Karen have been married for 31 years and have two children, Josh (26), who coaches and teaches in Moore County, Tn and Kelsea (24). The Wilson's are members of the Church of Christ.