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Marc Wilson
Position: Assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator
Alma Mater: Minnesota
Graduating Year: 1986
Experience: 1 Year
Coaching Philosophy:
  • Intense, hard-working
  • Want to coach passionate kids who want to win on and off the court
Responsibilities:
  • Posts
  • Defensive Coordinator
Career Path:
  • 1982-1986: Men’s Basketball Player, University of Minnesota 
  • 1997-2001: Assistant Coach, Minnesota
  • 2001-2004: Assistant Coach, Rhode Island
  • 2004-2006: Assistant Coach, Kent State
  • 2006-2009: Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Indiana
  • 2009-2013: Assistant Coach, UAB
  • April 17, 2013: Named Assistant Coach, Clemson
Career Highlights:
  • All-Big Ten HM (1983,1986)
  • Big Ten All-Star Coaching Staff (1998)
  • Recruited three WNBA draft picks:
  • Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota, 2004, No. 4 Overall to Connecticut Sun; 
  • Janel McCarville, Minnesota, 2005, No. 1 Overall to Charlotte Sting; 
  • Jori Davis, Indiana, 2011, No. 33 to Indiana Fever.
  • At UAB: 74 wins in his four seasons; UAB allowed just 49.1 ppg in 2011-12, 3rd-best mark in the nation
  • Coordinated top-50 scoring defenses each of last three seasons
Personal:
  • Married to Jeanell Hughes
  • One son, Marc II
Marc Wilson joined the Clemson staff as an assistant coach in April of 2013 and is in his first season with the program, coming to the Lady Tigers from UAB along with Head Coach Audra Smith. Wilson was at UAB for four seasons, and brings experience with previous career stops in the Big Ten, A-10, C-USA, and MAC.

Wilson serves as the defensive coordinator, while also working with the post players. Wilson’s defensive principles have been a reason for great success at each of his stops in his career. At UAB, the Blazers ranked in the top-50 in the nation in scoring defense in each of the three most recent seasons. 

In the season prior to his arrival, the program was 297th nationally in scoring defense. In his first season, UAB moved up more than 100 spots, and in his third season, the team was allowing nearly 20 points per game fewer and ranked 3rd in the nation at 49.1 ppg.

Wilson has recruited or coached three WNBA draft picks, including Janel McCarville, who went No. 1 overall in 2005, and Lindsay Whalen, who went No. 4 overall in 2005. 

Wilson was a four-year letterwinner and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1986 with totals of 1,386 points and 375 assists, earning All-Big Ten honorable mention honors twice. 

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