Quincy Wilson is one of the most beloved West Virginia football players of the early 2000s.
For the past three years, Wilson has worked for the Mountaineers and WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen as the assistant director of football operations.
It was a solid gig, especially for someone with Wilson’s personality. He served as the face of WVU’s off-the-field football activities and public relations representative for prospective football players.
"“It’s a blessing to be back in Morgantown living and working full-time,” Wilson said. “I love this place and I love this program. Getting a chance to make an impact here is a great feeling. It’s like I’ve come full circle and I’m thankful everyday.”"
Now, he gets the opportunity to do something else he loves.
On Tuesday, WVIllustrated reported that Wilson will now be the running backs coach at Glenville State College.
"“It’s been a dream of mine the last couple of years,” Wilson told WVIllustrated.com. “[I’m] Looking forward to bringing in quality kids from all over the state.”"
Wilson graduated from WVU with a degree in coaching education in 2003. At Glenville, he will join another former Mountaineer on the staff as Ryan Nehlen is the wide receivers coach.
Grenville State plays in the Division II Mountain East Conference, formerly known as the WVIAC. Fellow conference member Shepherd played for the Div. II national championship in 2015.
Last year, Glenville went 7-4.
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In an article by the Weirton Daily Times, Wilson’s hometown newspaper, he said that he tended to stay away from the on-field coaching with the Mountaineers. He didn’t want to overstep his boundaries.
With Glenville State, who happens to sport a mountain-like mascot as its nickname is the Mountaineers, Wilson will get to instruct players his way. His image should attract top talent to the small, central West Virginia town of Glenville.
This hiring might spark some interest of diehard WVU fans, too. They may become casual Glenville supporters because of Wilson.
In 2003, Wilson’s play against Miami is still revered by all of Mountaineer Nation.
Known simply as “The Run,” Wilson bulldozed his way to the end zone at the old Orange Bowl Stadium. And, although the Mountaineers lost the game, Wilson won the hearts of all viewers with his determination.
He will make a great coach at Glenville. Down the road, it won’t be surprising if he makes it to a Division I staff.