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Jerry Wilson
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1990 Individual Award Winner


After playing two varsity seasons at Centralia High School and two years at Centralia Junior College Wilson was given a basketball scholarship to Southeast Missouri State, becoming a regular in 1952.  

He later returned to serve in many capacities at CHS. 
He was assistant coach in basketball, football, and track, and was head golf coach for both boys and girls. He was also Athletic Director for several years.

Wilson was Centralia High School Baseball coach from 1957 through 1969, compiling a record of 180-69.

He coached CHS through its greatest baseball era in the early 60’s. The 1960 team brought the school its first district title and the “Mouseketeers” of 1962 gave the Orphans their first state tourney birth as they went to the Elite Eight. In a five year span from 1960 through 1965 his teams chalked up a record of 100-21.



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