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Huntsville Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame
Keith WilsonHuntsville Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame
...Keith Wilson began his athletic career at West End High School in Birmingham AL where he earned All-City, All State, and All-Southern awards in Football.
In 1953, He
scored a record 15 touchdowns in leading his
West End team to the State Championship.He
also won the state pole vault championship and finished second in the 880 yard dash while at West End
went on to star as a three-year starter as a quarterback/halfback at Kansas State University
, where he
was named Honorable Mention Big 8.Keith Wilson began his coaching career in 1961 at Jones Valley High School in Birmingham.He became head football coach at Jones Valley in 1963.Coach Wilson returned to Huntsville as the head football coach and athletic director at Lee High School in 1964.He
remained at Lee until 1974 when he
took over administrative duties first at Whitesburg Junior High School
and then at Westlawn Middle School
.Coach Wilson returned to the football field in 1987 as the headCoach at Butler High School where he served until his retirement from the Alabama School System in 1989.Since 1991, Coach Wilson has served as the head football coach in Huntland Tennessee.
"There is a lot of luck involved in football," noted his former Lee High coach Keith Wilson.
So it was that, on the first day of practice, "Lo and behold, a black cat walked across the field," Wilson
recalled."And here comes our quarterback (Patterson).And, talk about bad luck, he
walked under the black cat." Wilson
had been requested, due to the number of roasters, to keep his
comments brief."For this occasion," he
said, looking at Patterson, "a short speech is very appropriate."