RIT’s Wilson Named College Division Coach of the Year

Wayne Wilson, head coach of RIT, has been named the 2000-2001 Edward Jeremiah Award winner. The award, presented by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA), recognizes the National College Division Coach of the Year.

Wilson led his team to a 27-1-1 season, going undefeated throughout the season before losing to Plattsburgh in the national championship game. Wilson is in his second year as head coach of the RIT Tigers, and has amassed an overall record of 49-8-2.

The award recipient is chosen by members of the AHCA. Wilson will received the award at the annual AHCA conference held in late April in Naples, Fla.

Wilson, a Guelph, Ontario native, graduated in 1984 from Bowling Green, where
he was a standout defenseman. He spent 13 years as an assistant coach at Bowling Green before moving to the RIT head coaching position.

The runner up for this year’s award was Bob Emery, head coach of the NCAA Division III national champion Plattsburgh Cardinals.