Wade, Wilson Added to St. Louis Men’s Basketball Staff

The men’s basketball staff at Saint Louis University continues to take shape as new Billikens head coach Travis Ford announced two additions today.

Tommy Wade has been hired as Director of Student-Athlete Development, while Michael Wilson is the new Video Coordinator. Both served on Ford’s staff at Oklahoma State University.

“Having known Tommy Wade my entire life, it will be great to have him by my side here at Saint Louis,” Ford said. “He has had great success as a player and coach at many different levels, and he brings great knowledge and understanding of what it takes to be a part of a winning program.

“Michael Wilson brings great enthusiasm and energy to our basketball family,” Ford said. “He is an extremely hard worker and has a great understanding of the game as well as the video aspects when breaking down film.”

Wade spent the last eight seasons as Director of Player Development at Oklahoma State. Previously, he was on Oklahoma City’s coaching staff when the Stars captured back-to-back NAIA Division I championships in 2007 and 2008. Wade also served on Kentucky Wesleyan’s staff in 2001 when the Panthers captured the NCAA Division II championship.

Wade has also coached at Missouri State, Murray State, South Alabama, St. Catherine College and Hopkinsville University Heights Academy. A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Wade played two years at Murray State before transferring to Southeast Missouri State, where he earned a degree in physical education in 1992.

Wilson served the last two years on Ford’s staff at Oklahoma State as a graduate assistant and Assistant Video Coordinator. He was responsible for gathering and breaking down film for scouting purposes as well as preparing highlight videos for use in the preseason, during the season and postseason. Wilson is also proficient in graphic design and produced recruiting mail outs while with the Cowboys.

Wilson has worked camps with the Dallas Mavericks and at the Bill Self Basketball Camp. A 2014 graduate of TCU, he served in multiple capacities on the TCU women’s basketball staff as an undergrad including film coordinator, practice player and team manager. Wilson earned a master’s degree from Oklahoma State in 2016.

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