The Winston-Salem State University men’s basketball program made its next step with the addition Ricky Wilson as the men’s basketball associate head coach. With a wealth of experience and a passion for the game, Wilson will join newly added head coach Cleo Hill, Jr. in leading the resurgence of Rams men’s basketball.
“Coach Wilson will be a great addition to the Rams program,” WSSU men’s basketball head coach Cleo Hill, Jr. said. “He has a wealth of knowledge of the game as well as strengths in player development, recruiting, and desire to assist in the development of young men off and on the court. We are thrilled to have him in our program.”
Wilson joins the staff at WSSU after seven seasons as the head coach of Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During his time at BRCC, he earned several honors including being named the Louisiana Junior College Coach of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches in both 2012 and 2016. During his time with the Bears, he led the team to three regional appearances in five seasons. He also coached a pair of players who earned Miss/Lou Conference Players of the Year and Louisiana Junior College players of the Year.
He began his coaching career at the University of Southern Mississippi alongside then-head coach Larry Eustachy. He spent seven years at Southern Miss where he handled numerous duties, including player development, schedule and scouting report preparation.
As a player, Wilson enjoyed a great collegiate career as well. He earned first team Big Sky All-Conference team honors and finished his career with 257 career assists in two years. He also played at Walla Walla Community College. He also earned several high school honors as well with All-State honors in both basketball and football.