Former Mountaineer great Quincy Wilson returns to his alma mater to serve as the assistant director of football operations.
Wilson assists the director of football operations with the daily activities of the football office and serves as a program liaison with compliance, academic support and residence life.
He comes to West Virginia after serving as the marketing sales manager for State Industrial Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, since 2010. He handled more than 125 accounts for State Industrial, a company who provides services in air and water purification and treatment. He was ranked in the Top five of the region in overall sales every month in the Northeast Region.
Wilson works with the academic support staff in tracking and counseling student athletes and also provides player agent education, contribute to LifeSkills programming and assists the student-athletes with recognizing opportunities for University services and resources.
He organizes preseason training camp in regards to operations such as daily meal schedules and provides security and game officials for practices and scrimmages.
Wilson assists with community relations programs, on-campus recruiting and the annual high school coaches’ clinic.
He administers the professional football education program and assists the student-athletes, who have professional potential, with the exceptional student-athlete disability insurance program and with the college advisory committee.
Wilson was a four-year letterwinner at running back for the Mountaineers from 1999-03, finishing with 2,608 career rushing yards, ranking No. 5 WVU’s career rushing chart. He registered 901 yards and six touchdowns as a junior and 1,380 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. Wilson was a third team All-American by the Associated Press and was one of eight semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award.
He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons and played three years for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2004-08. He played one season for the Berlin Rebels of the German Football League in 2010.
Wilson, a native of Weirton, W.Va., and the son of former NFL linebacker Otis Wilson and Kyle Wilson, earned his bachelor’s degree in coaching education from West Virginia in 2003.