OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State Athletic Department announced today that Bobby Wilson, previous assistant coach for the cross country and track and field programs at Division I Bucknell University, has been named to head the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s cross country and track and field programs at Oswego.
Wilson helped guide the Bucknell womenâ€™s cross country, womenâ€™s indoor, womenâ€™s outdoor, and menâ€™s outdoor track and field programs to Patriot League titles during the 2009-2010 academic year. The conference championship won by the menâ€™s outdoor track and field program was the first league title for the Bison since 1991. He was also a part of the Patriot League womenâ€™s indoor and outdoor track and field championship squads in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
During his time at Bucknell, Wilson coached student-athletes that competed in the horizontal and vertical jumps, pole vault, and multi-events. At the Patriot League Championships, he had nine athletes earn championship trophies and 15 earn All-Patriot League honors. Wilson also had nine athletes qualify for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A)/ECAC Championships, two of which achieved All-East honors as freshmen and one as a sophomore, and four NCAA East Regional qualifiers in seven events.
His additional coaching duties included directing the strength and conditioning programs for sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers, serving as meet director for all home track and field meets, coordinating travel and logistics, and recruiting for a combined track and field squad of over 140 student-athletes.
Prior to arriving at Bucknell, Wilson gained coaching experience at Virginia Commonwealth (2000-02), SUNY Oneonta (2002-03) and the College of William & Mary (2005-07). At William & Mary, he coached an NCAA qualifier in the heptathlon, a regional qualifier in the pole vault, the 2006 and 2007 ECAC champion in the heptathlon, four Colonial Athletic Association Champions and IC4A and ECAC qualifiers.
Wilson competed collegiately at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he was a 16-foot pole vaulter, won the 1998 Colonial Athletic Association Pole Vault Championship, and held the schoolâ€™s indoor and outdoor pole vault records until 2010. He earned a bachelorâ€™s degree from VCU in travel and tourism and a minor in information systems in 2002, and is in the process of completing his masterâ€™s degree in sports management from VCU.