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Ollie Wilson
Running Backs
College:
Springfield College
Hometown:
Worcester, MA
Experience:
23

Bio

One of the longest-tenured assistant coaches in franchise history, Ollie Wilson again demonstrated in 2013 why he’s one of the most highly-regarded running backs coaches in the National Football League.

Wilson’s stable of backs rushed for 1,965 yards last season, including a career-high 1,255 by workhorse Ryan Mathews. It was the eighth-highest total in franchise history and the seventh-highest in the NFL in 2013. Mathews tally included an NFL-leading 534 yards in the month of December as the Chargers went 4-1 and pushed their way into the NFL Playoffs. Wilson worked diligently with Mathews on his ball security and the effort paid off handsomely as Mathews lost just one fumble in 311 touches. Mathews also rediscovered his nose for the end zone. After scoring just one touchdown in 2012, he hit paydirt seven times in 2013, tying his career high.

Complementing Mathews in the backfield was newcomer Danny Woodhead, who finished the regular season with the most touchdown catches among NFL running backs and the second-most receptions and receiving yards. He also set career highs in all three categories.

A native of Worcester, Mass., Wilson competed in football, basketball, baseball and track at Doherty High School. At Springfield College, he was an honorable mention All-America wide receiver who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education. Wilson made inroads to the NFL by participating in the league’s Minority Coaching Internship Program with both the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons.

Wilson began his NFL coaching career with the Falcons and in six seasons, he mentored three 1,000-yard rushers, including the late Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, a Pro Bowl pick in 1995.

Wilson is now in the midst of his second stint with the Chargers. The final year of his first stint was 2001, LaDainian Tomlinson’s rookie season. Wilson helped Tomlinson rush for a team rookie-record 1,236 yards and 10 touchdowns in ’01, en route to all-rookie and Pro Bowl alternate honors.

Wilson returned to Atlanta in 2002 and over the next six seasons, the Falcons rushed for an NFL-best 13,994 yards and set several team rushing records, including single-season rushing yards (2,939 in 2006) and touchdowns (23 in 2002).

The 2014 season will mark Wilson’s seventh back in San Diego. Since 2008, the Chargers have scored 77 touchdowns on the ground while averaging more than 1,700 rushing yards per season, including a high of 1,965 yards in 2013.

Wilson is married to Nadine.

One of the longest-tenured assistant coaches in franchise history, Ollie Wilson again demonstrated in 2013 why he’s one of the most highly-regarded running backs coaches in the National Football League.

Wilson’s stable of backs rushed for 1,965 yards last season, including a career-high 1,255 by workhorse Ryan Mathews. It was the eighth-highest total in franchise history and the seventh-highest in the NFL in 2013. Mathews tally included an NFL-leading 534 yards in the month of December as the Chargers went 4-1 and pushed their way into the NFL Playoffs. Wilson worked diligently with Mathews on his ball security and the effort paid off handsomely as Mathews lost just one fumble in 311 touches. Mathews also rediscovered his nose for the end zone. After scoring just one touchdown in 2012, he hit paydirt seven times in 2013, tying his career high.

Complementing Mathews in the backfield was newcomer Danny Woodhead, who finished the regular season with the most touchdown catches among NFL running backs and the second-most receptions and receiving yards. He also set career highs in all three categories.

A native of Worcester, Mass., Wilson competed in football, basketball, baseball and track at Doherty High School. At Springfield College, he was an honorable mention All-America wide receiver who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education. Wilson made inroads to the NFL by participating in the league’s Minority Coaching Internship Program with both the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons.

Wilson began his NFL coaching career with the Falcons and in six seasons, he mentored three 1,000-yard rushers, including the late Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, a Pro Bowl pick in 1995.

Wilson is now in the midst of his second stint with the Chargers. The final year of his first stint was 2001, LaDainian Tomlinson’s rookie season. Wilson helped Tomlinson rush for a team rookie-record 1,236 yards and 10 touchdowns in ’01, en route to all-rookie and Pro Bowl alternate honors.

Wilson returned to Atlanta in 2002 and over the next six seasons, the Falcons rushed for an NFL-best 13,994 yards and set several team rushing records, including single-season rushing yards (2,939 in 2006) and touchdowns (23 in 2002).

The 2014 season will mark Wilson’s seventh back in San Diego. Since 2008, the Chargers have scored 77 touchdowns on the ground while averaging more than 1,700 rushing yards per season, including a high of 1,965 yards in 2013.

Wilson is married to Nadine.

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