April 06, 2017

Former Coach George Wilson to Receive Filbert Award

George WilsonFormer College of the Ozarks basketball coach George Wilson will receive the Gary Filbert Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, April 22, at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield.

The Gary Filbert Lifetime Achievement award is the highest honor given by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, and Wilson was selected as this year’s recipient.

Wilson coached the Lady Cats for 16 years, with a record of 447 wins and 89 losses. In his final year with College of the Ozarks he reached 1,000 wins with both his high school and collegiate careers combined. The 2008 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee was also named the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year 10 times.

Wilson coached high school boys’ basketball for 31 years before coming to College of the Ozarks.  At the collegiate level, his teams won 13 MCAC regular-season titles and 15 conference tournaments titles, while being the NAIA DII Women's Basketball National Championship runner-up four times.

The ceremony will take place at 12 p.m. at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield and tickets may be purchased at the door for $20.

Congratulations, Coach Wilson!