Shirley Wilson
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Shirley Wilson
Shirley Wilson
Shirley (Red) Wilson.png
Wilson pictured in Phi Psi Cli 1968, Elon yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1925-09-26) September 26, 1925 (age 92)
Madison, North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950s-1960s R. J. Reynolds HS (NC)
1967-1976 Elon
1979-1982 Duke
Head coaching record
Overall 88-61-3 (college)
Tournaments 1-3 (NAIA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
4 Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (1971-1974)
1 South Atlantic Conference (1976)

Shirley Schaub "Red" Wilson (born September 26, 1925) is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Elon University for 1967 to 1976 and at Duke University from 1979 to 1982, compiling a career college football record of 88-61-3.

Wilson was born in 1925 in Madison, North Carolina. Prior to coaching at Elon, he coached football at Richard J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[1] Wilson compiled a 71-35-2 (.667) record at Elon. His 71 wins are the most of any coach in the history of the Elon Phoenix football program.[2][3] In three of his final four seasons at Elon, he teams won 10 or more games. At Duke, Wilson compiled a 16-27-1 record. He is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Elon Fightin' Christians (Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1967-1974)
1967 Elon 5-3-1
1968 Elon 4-5
1969 Elon 7-3
1970 Elon 3-7
1971 Elon 8-3 1st
1972 Elon 7-3-1 T-1st
1973 Elon 12-1 1st L NAIA Division I Championship
1974 Elon 10-2 1st L NAIA Division I Semifinal
Elon Fightin' Christians (South Atlantic Conference) (1975-1976)
1975 Elon 5-6 3-3 T-4th
1976 Elon 11-1 7-0 1st L NAIA Division I Semifinal
Elon: 72-34-2
Duke Blue Devils (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1979-1982)
1979 Duke 2-8-1 0-6 7th
1980 Duke 2-9 1-5 7th
1981 Duke 6-5 3-3 4th
1982 Duke 6-5 3-3 T-3rd
Duke: 16-27-1 7-17
Total: 88-61-3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Elon Phoenix". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "Football - Year by Year Results" (PDF). Elon Phoenix. Retrieved 2013. 

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