Damon Wilson, Bowie State
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WACO, TEX. – Bowie State’s head football coach Damon Wilson has been named the American Football Coaches NCAA Division II Region 2 Coach of the Year announced Monday.

Under the 12th year head coach and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year, the Bulldogs won 12 games, including a 12-game win-streak dating back to Sept. 11 to Dec. 4.

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While going undefeated for the second-straight season against conference opponents, not only did the nationally-ranked Bulldogs capture its third Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship and Northern Division title, Bowie State made school history by reaching the Super Region Two Finals after defeating Lenoir-Rhyne and Newberry in the first and second round of the NCAA playoffs under the leadership of Wilson.

The last time a CIAA school reached the region finals was in 2011.

In addition to the playoff appearances, the two games also marked the first time Bowie State hosted two back-to-back playoff contests at Bulldogs Stadium. Bowie State concluded the 2021 season 6-0 record at home while registering 10 players to the All-CIAA ballets, including three first-team recipients and six second team All-CIAA honorees, along with one All-CIAA Rookie Team nod.

Amongst the Super Region Two accolades, Wilson had five players named to the All-Region Team highlighted by sophomore Jonathan Ross who was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Of those five All-Region selections, Bowie State had three players tab first team and three second team.

The award is Wilson’s first AFCA Regional Coach of the Year recognition.

Courtesy: Bowie State Athletics


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