Assistant Strength and
Drew Wilson is in his third year as assistant strength and conditioning
coach at UConn. In his role, Wilson works alongside Jerry Martin to ensure that
UConn’s football players are some of the country’s most physically fit, both in
terms of strength and anaerobic conditioning.
Wilson came to UConn after spending a year and a half at
Kansas. While at KU, Wilson worked primarily with the Jayhawk football and
women’s golf teams, while also implementing programs for the school’s renowned
men’s basketball team. Prior to KU, Wilson worked as an assistant strength and
conditioning coach at Florida State, assisting with the Seminole football,
baseball and track and field teams during the fall of 2004 after spending the
previous summer interning at Auburn.
Wilson spent three years at Springfield College from
2001-04 as both a graduate assistant and intern where he also taught
undergraduate courses. He also worked as an intern at King’s College as an
undergraduate. He also played football at King’s College where he was a south
regional All-Star, team co-captain and a preseason All-America pick in 1999. He
also won several academic awards.
A native of Yardley, Pa. and a graduate of Pennsbury High
School, Wilson is a certified USAW Level I coach. He earned a bachelor’s degree
in criminal justice and sociology from King’s College in 2000 and a master’s
degree in strength and conditioning from Springfield College in 2004. Wilson now
resides in Manchester, Conn. with his wife, Marguerite, who is expecting the
couple’s first child this fall.