Toyelle Wilson (born October 29, 1981) is the head women's basketball coach for Southern Methodist University. She previously served as an assistant coach at Michigan and Baylor. Wilson has also previously served as head coach of Prairie View A&M. [1]

Toyelle Wilson
Toyelle Wilson at 2012 NCAA Tournament first round
Current position
TitleHead Coach
TeamSMU
ConferenceAmerican
Biographical details
Born (1981-10-29) October 29, 1981 (age 42)
Voorhees Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma materManhattan College
Playing career
2000–2003Manhattan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2003–2006Robert Morris (asst.)
2006–2010Prairie View A&M (asst.)
2010–2013Prairie View A&M
2013–2019Baylor (asst.)
2019–2021Michigan (asst.)
2021–presentSMU
Head coaching record
Overall86–70 (.551)
TournamentsNCAA Division I: 0–3 (.000)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
As a Head Coach:

SWAC tournament champions (2011–2013)
As an Assistant: NCAA tournament champions (2019)
Big 12 Regular Season Champions (2013–2019)

Big 12 Tournament Champions (2013–16, 2018, 2019)

A native of Voorhees Township, New Jersey, Wilson graduated from Eastern Regional High School.[2] She played basketball for four seasons at Manhattan College, where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in business management.[1]

Coaching career edit

Wilson began her coaching career at Robert Morris in 2003 as an assistant. She was then hired at Prairie View A&M in 2006 in the same role under head coach and WNBA legend Cynthia Cooper.

Prairie View A&M edit

After Cooper was named the head coach at UNC Wilmington, Wilson was promoted to head coach. Wilson guided her team to three-consecutive SWAC Tournament Championships and NCAA Tournaments. During her time there, she never encountered a losing season and compiled an overall record of 55–43 with 36–18 in conference play.

Baylor edit

In 2013, Wilson was hired as an assistant at Baylor. In Wilson's six seasons at Baylor, the Lady Bears were the 2019 national champions, won six regular season Big 12 Conference championship and five conference tournament titles. Baylor also made four NCAA Elite Eight appearances and one NCAA Sweet 16 during her time in Waco.

On the recruiting trail, Wilson helped Baylor recruit top-10 recruiting classes every year, including the No. 1 recruiting class in the country in 2018.

Michigan edit

On May 20, 2019, Wilson was named an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines women's basketball team.[3] Wilson worked primarily with the post players, helping Naz Hillmon to her second-straight All-Big Ten first-team nod and WBCA All-America honorable mention and become Big Ten Player of the Year in 2021. On the recruiting trail, Michigan's 2020 recruiting class was ranked as high as No. 12.

SMU edit

On April 1, 2021, Wilson was named SMU's head coach.

Head coaching record edit

College edit

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (2010–2013)
2010–11 Prairie View A&M 21–12 14–4 2nd NCAA round of 64
2011–12 Prairie View A&M 17–16 11–7 4th NCAA round of 64
2012–13 Prairie View A&M 17–15 11–7 4th NCAA round of 64
Prairie View A&M: 55–43 (.561) 36–18 (.667)
SMU Mustangs (American Athletic Conference) (2021–present)
2021–22 SMU 14–15 7–7 5th WNIT first round
2022–23 SMU 17–12 7–8 5th WNIT second round
SMU: 31–27 (.534) 14–15 (.483)
Total: 86–70 (.551)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References edit

  1. ^ a b Toyelle Wilson, Baylor Bears. Accessed October 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Redd, C. Kalimah. "Eastern Star Wilson Has Become One Of South Jersey's Big Names", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 1, 1999. Accessed June 4, 2013. "Toyelle Wilson is sprawled on the floor, face down, behind Eastern's bench with a large ice pack tucked under the elastic of her shorts. She was kneed in the head when she took a charge in the game against Gloucester, and she bruised her tailbone when she landed."
  3. ^ "Michigan hires Wilson as women's basketball assistant". USA Today. May 20, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2019.

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