Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top 10 Stories of 2016 — No. 4: ECSU's Earnest Wilson makes impact in first season

ELIZABETH CITY, North Carolina -- When Earnest Wilson was tabbed as the new football coach at Elizabeth City State back in February, there was some skepticism.

Wilson, who had spent the previous three season at FCS program Savannah State, was only able to produce a 2-32 record in his first head coaching job.

The coach was able to make his mark in his first season leading the Vikings as ECSU fell a game short of playing for a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title in November.

ECSU’s success on the gridiron led to Wilson to be named the CIAA Coach of the Year.

The process to hire Wilson took months following the dismissal of former football coach Waverly Tillar in November 2015.


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