A man familiar to college football in Oklahoma will become the next head coach at Tulsa. University of Tulsa officials have announced that Kevin Wilson will take over the Golden Hurricane program. Wilson previously was an assistant coach at Oklahoma from 2002 to 2010, head coach at Indiana from 2011 to 2016 and he has most recently served as offensive coordinator at Ohio State.
Wilson, who has 31 years of coordinator experience, has directed some of the most innovative and prolific offenses in the nation over his 37-year collegiate coaching career. He comes to Tulsa following six seasons as the Buckeyes' offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.
Before that, Wilson spent six years as the Indiana University head coach. He has also coached at Oklahoma, Northwestern, Miami (Ohio), North Carolina A&T, Winston Salem and North Carolina as a graduate assistant.
Wilson has coached in four national championship games and has been a part of 13 seasons with 10 or more wins.
At Ohio State, he was a part of four consecutive Big Ten championships plus a Cotton Bowl win over USC in 2018, a Rose Bowl win over Washington in 2019, advanced to the College Football Playoffs in 2020 and defeated Clemson in the 2021 CFP Semifinals to advance to the CFP championship game.
Wilson coached under Bob Stoops for nine years at Oklahoma, serving as co-offensive coordinator from 2002-05 and offensive coordinator from 2006-10. During this time the Sooners won six Big 12 championships and played in three national championship games (2003, '04 and '08).
At Indiana, his teams led the Big Ten Conference in passing three times, in 2012, 2013 and 2015, while finishing second in 2016. His 2015 offense led the Big Ten in passing, total offense and scoring.
A native of Maiden, North Carolina, Wilson, and his wife, Angela, are the parents of five children: daughters Elaina, Makenzie and Marlee, and sons Trey and Toby.
He replaces former Tulsa coach Phillip Montgomery, who was fired after eight seasons.