Photos from the Terriers' 72-69 win over Northeastern at TD Garden in the teams' season opener. Credit: Steve McLaughlin
Entering his fourth season with the Terriers, Wilson joined head coach Joe Jones and his staff in July of 2011 after working at the Ivy League's Yale University for 12 seasons, including the last five as associate head coach.
The 2013-14 season proved to be a memorable one for the Terriers, as they captured their first conference regular season title since 2004 and finished with 24 wins, second most in program history. BU also clinched its second consecutive postseason appearance and hosted Big Ten member Illinois on ESPN2 at Agganis Arena to open the National Invitation Tournament.
With Wilson's assistance, BU averaged 71.2 ppg and finished the year shooting 45.2 percent from the field, the team's highest mark since 1992-93. On the defensive end, BU went 17-3 when holding opponents below 70 points and led a conference in turnover margin for the first time since 2005 at +1.91. Season highlights included holding fellow Patriot League member Navy to its lowest offensive output (32) since 1943 and earning an 83-77 road win at ACC member Maryland.
"Curtis is a tremendous coach whose experience and knowledge will be invaluable to the program," Jones said of his hiring in 2011. "He is a hard-working family man who will serve as a great role model to our players. I have known Coach Wilson for over 15 years and am thrilled to finally have the opportunity to work with him."
Working at Yale under Joe Jones' older brother, James, Wilson played a key role in the turnaround of the basketball program. In 2001-02, the Bulldogs won their first Ivy League title since 1962-63 and earned the first postseason tournament victory in the history of Yale basketball. The team won 21 games, the second most in the modern era of Yale basketball, and reached the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2006-07 season, Wilson helped the Bulldogs record a .500 or better record in league play for nine consecutive years (2000-09), which hasn't happened at Yale since the official start of Ivy play in 1956-57. Before joining James Jones, Wilson spent five years as an assistant to Tom Brennan at Vermont and three years at his alma mater, Adelphi. In 1994, Wilson helped guide the Panthers to the Division II ECAC championship.
Graduating in 1991, Wilson remains fifth all-time on the Adelphi scoring list with 1,531 career points. A four-time basketball letterwinner and co-captain of the team for three years, he received his bachelor's degree in business administration and finance and later earned a master's degree in sports management from Adelphi in 1994. In the spring of 2001, he was inducted into the Adelphi Athletic Hall of Fame.
Wilson and his wife, Heather, have three daughters Aysia, Leigha and Tiffini.