The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced that Coach George Wilson will be inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame this year to recognize his significant contributions to the Association, to intercollegiate athletics as a whole and to their individual sport. This honor is the highest individual honor bestowed by the NAIA.
Wilson, an NAIA Hall of Fame inductee in the coach category, is the women's basketball coach for College of the Ozarks, where he has recorded 417 wins and 84 losses over 15 years. He was the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) Women's Basketball Coach of the Year 10 times. This year, his team won the "What's Right in the Sport" award and the Buffalo Funds Champions of Character award. Wilson has won 13 MCAC women's basketball regular-season titles and 14 women's basketball conference tournaments titles. Prior to coaching at College of the Ozarks, Wilson coached high school boys' basketball for 31 years. The College of Ozarks women's basketball team has been the NAIA National Championship runner-up four times.
The NAIA Hall of Fame Award winners will be honored at their respective NAIA championships throughout the year.