Tim Wilson is in his fifth year as Nebraska’s strength and conditioning coach for men’s basketball. Wilson oversees the year-round training for the Husker basketball team and has played a major role in the physical development of All-Big Ten performers Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields over the past three seasons.
Wilson came to Nebraska after spending three seasons at the University of Oregon, serving as the strength and conditioning coach for the Ducks men’s basketball program. Wilson, a Falls City, Neb., native, spent three seasons at Oregon, helping the Ducks to 21 wins and the CBI Championship in 2011.
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. Wilson 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, as he was named the first-ever strength coach for UNLV Athletics in 1981. At UNLV, he served under the late Jerry Tarkanian and the UNLV men’s basketball program. Wilson, who trained student-athletes from all sports while with the Runnin’ Rebels, 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. Wilson also spent four years with the Chicago White Sox (1986-89). He trained MLB Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk and all-stars Harold Baines and 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.
Wilson 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.
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