Tim Wilson, a Falls City native and 1976 graduate of Falls City High, will be the guest speaker at Sunday’s Tiger Athletic Banquet, which will again be held at the Elk’s Club and begin at 6 p.m.
Tim is the son of Dick and Hallie Wilson, who still reside in Falls City.
Tim recently finished his second season as Nebraska’s strength and conditioning coach for the men’s basketball team and came to Nebraska after spending three seasons at the University of Oregon as the strength and conditioning coach for the Ducks men’s basketball program.
Prior to joining the Oregon staff, Wilson spent 11 seasons in the NBA working with the Milwaukee Bucks, where he developed and implemented the strength and conditioning programs on a year-round basis. The Bucks made the playoffs six times in his tenure in Milwaukee, including the Eastern Conference Finals in 2000-01. With the Bucks, he worked with NBA All-Stars Ray Allen, Michael Redd, Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell, as well as former Husker Erick Strickland. As strength and conditioning coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 1991 to 1996, Wilson dealt exclusively with the football program. He served under legendary college football coach Johnny Majors and helped several student-athletes on their way to successful professional careers.
Wilson had two tours of duty as strength coach at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, named the first-ever strength coach for UNLV Athletics in 1981. At UNLV, he served under Jerry Tarkanian and the UNLV men’s basketball program. He trained student-athletes from all sports while with the Runnin’ Rebels and was a part of the 1989-90 National Championship men’s basketball program, featuring the likes of Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony. He also helped prepare Randall Cunningham and Ickey Woods for futures in the NFL.
He also spent four years with the Chicago White Sox (1986-89). He trained MLB Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk and current White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen during his time in the Windy City.
Wilson began his career as a graduate assistant at Nebraska after graduating from the school in 1981 with a degree in exercise science and has received certifications from both the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). He has a PES and CES certification from the NASM.
Wilson and his wife Teri have one son, Tyler.