Wednesday January 9, 2013
ATHENS---------- Chris Wilson, defensive coordinator,
co-defensive coordinator, and defensive line coach at Mississippi State the past three seasons, has been named defensive line coach at the University of Georgia according to an announcement Wednesday by UGA head coach Mark Richt.
"Chris is a tremendous teacher, outstanding recruiter, mentor
and brings a wealth of knowledge in coaching the defensive line to our program," said Richt. "He has an extensive background not only as a position coach but also as a coordinator and is a very solid fit with what we do on defense. Just as important, Chris is a great role model as a father and husband. He and his wife, Tina, are awesome people and along with their children, Colby and Caleb, will be outstanding additions to our football family."
Wilson joined the Mississippi State staff as co-defensive
coordinator and defensive line coach in 2010 before being named defensive coordinator in 2011. Under Wilson¹s leadership, Mississippi State improved in seven major statistical categories in 2011, while ranking 16th nationally in scoring defense (19.7 points per game).