Frank

Wilson

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Special Teams/Defensive Assistant
Alma Mater: Dayton
Graduating Year: 2006
Experience: 2 Years

Bio

The 2019 season will be Frank Wilson’s third working with Old Dominion where he continues to work with special teams and mentoring the high performing specialists at Old Dominion University. Wilson’s Specialists hold the records for most field goals made in a season, highest season field goal percentage and are on pace to hold several more kicking and scoring records.

The 2018 Old Dominion Special Teams units finished No. 18 in the country in total Special teams efficiency. Monarch’s special teams performers took home C-USA Player of the Week honors three times, the most of any Conference USA school. The Monarchs also finished in the Top 25 nationally in Kick Return Success Rate (5th), Punt Return Defense (16th), and Punt Efficiency (25th).  ODU finished in the Top 50, in six other special teams statistics as well.

During the 2017 season Wilson helped oversee the seventh ranked kick return unit, which featured Isaiah Harper the All-C-USA and C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year. Harper is just the fifth player in C-USA history to have three or more kickoffs returned for touchdowns in one season. Harper's 235 kickoff return yards at North Texas were the most by an FBS player in a single-game in 2017 season, while his 194 return yards against North Carolina was tied for the seventh-most.  He set the ODU single-season record for kickoff return touchdowns in a season and a career in 2017. ODU finished with the 18th ranked Kick Blocking unit. Darrel Brown became an All-CUSA punt returner and Long Snapper Reed Buce earned Honorable Mention all C-USA.

In 2016 under the guidance of Wilson, Brad Davis, Bailey Cate and Darrell Brown earned Conference USA All-Freshmen Team honors. ODU also finished in the top-10 in the country in kickoff return defense, and 20th Nationally in Field Goal Percentage.

Wilson moved to Northwestern State (La.) for the 2015 season. At NSU he coached the safeties, who had an immediate impact on the Demon’s defense. Wilson’s safeties led the team in Interceptions, Forced Fumbles, Fumbles Recovered, Sacks and Pass Breakups.

At Missouri Southern State University in 2014, Wilson coached the cornerbacks who held opposing QBs and WRs to a completion percentage of 36% with 22 Pass Breakups. The ball hawking corners also help create 21 turnover/turnover opportunities for the Lions.He spent the 2013 season as the defensive backs coach at East Stroudsburg. In his first year working with the secondary, the Warriors finished the season ranked No. 31 in the nation in total pass defense, an improvement of 133 spots. His secondary included PSAC leaders in INTs and PBUs.
 
Prior to East Stroudsburg, Wilson was a recruiting intern with the University of Minnesota. While there, he produced unique mailers, built recruiting databases, researched recruits, and worked recruiting events and camps. 
 
Wilson started his coaching career at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) as a graduate assistant. He worked with the secondary and special teams units and also was a graphic designer for the team and university.
 
Wilson played at the University of Dayton from 2002-2005. The Flyers were 37-7 during his four seasons, won a Pioneer League title and the NCAA Mid-Major National Championship in 2002. He started at cornerback, while also playing safety and on special teams at Dayton.

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