Women's Basketball

Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
Title: Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: (860) 439-2781
Email: brianwilson@conncoll.edu

Brian Wilson enters his eighth season as head coach of the women’s basketball team at Connecticut College.

Under Wilson’s guidance, Connecticut College has recorded the top four New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) records and standings finishes in program history and made the program’s first four appearances in the NESCAC Championship Tournament (2012, 2014-2016).

During a historic 2015-16 campaign, the Camels posted a record of 17-7, earning their first home game in the NESCAC Championship.

In 2014-15, the Camels posted a 16-9 record en route to their second consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Championship Tournament, finishing with a 6-4 mark in conference play. Mairead Hynes '18 took the conference by storm, averaging 16.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in the front court. Hynes was honored as the NESCAC, the New England Women's Basketball Association and the D3hoops.com Regional Rookie of the Year.

In the 2013-14 campaign, the team garnered an overall record of 14-11, marking only the second time in the past 17 seasons that Connecticut College finished with a winning record.  The team also finished with a 6-4 NESCAC record which marked the best conference finish in program history as well as the first time a women’s basketball team finished above .500 in conference play. Their 6-4 record also earned the Camels their highest seed in the NESCAC Championship Tournament (5th) and marked their second appearance in the tournament in the past three seasons.

Their previous NESCAC Championship Tournament appearance also came under the guidance of Wilson in the 2011-12 season. The Camels finished 16-7 overall and 5-5 in the NESCAC, marking the program’s first winning season in 15 years and the most conference wins and highest conference finish in program history. 

Wilson was tabbed as the ninth Head Women’s Basketball Coach in Connecticut College history in July 2009.

Before coming to Connecticut College, Wilson was an assistant at the College of Holy Cross where he served as recruiting coordinator and associate head coach.  During his six-year stint at Holy Cross, the women’s basketball team played in four consecutive Patriot League Championship games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2005 and 2007. 

Wilson graduated from the University of Virginia in 2000 and earned a master's degree from Western Kentucky University in 2006.

Wilson and his wife, Katie, live in Gales Ferry with their daughters Sophie and Shiloh.