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Former WVU Star Lands Head Coaching Opportunity

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Former WVU football star Quincy Wilson

Former WVU star Quincy Wilson continues to move up the coaching ranks, landing an opportunity to be a head coach of a college program. On Tuesday, the University of Rio Grande announced the hiring of Wilson as their next head coach.

Soon after the news was revealed, Quincy offered a statement about his latest opportunity. “What an unbelievable opportunity to lead the rebirth of Rio Grande Football. Football is a cherished tradition in Ohio. And we look forward to enriching that tradition by having the best student athletes represent the Buckeye state and this University,” said Wilson on X (Twitter). 

University of Rio Grande director of athletics Jeff Lanham explained the decision to hire Wilson.

“We’re excited to welcome coach Wilson to our Rio family and look forward to the success of the football program under his guidance,” said Lanham.

“We believe his leadership will foster a culture of hard work and team work. His vision for the program’s future aligns perfectly with our goals and aspirations. The energy and enthusiasm he brings to the role are truly inspiring and we can’t wait to see the impact he’ll make on the Rio Football program.”

This new job for Wilson comes after serving as the running backs coach at Fairmont State in 2023.

A Weirton, W.Va. native, Wilson stared as a Mountaineer from 1999 to 2003. He was then drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Wilson was a member of the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals during his NFL career. Wilson was inducted into the West Virginia Hall of Fame in 2018.

Quincy Wilson appeared on past episode of WVSN’s fan podcast Country Roads Webcast.

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