Inside The Headset: Al Wilson [PODCAST] Wp

Inside The Headset: Al Wilson [PODCAST]

This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring former Dallas Carter High School Head Coach Al Wilson’s session from the 2011 AFCA Convention. Coach Wilson discusses motivating the unmotivated, highlights the importance of developing a sense of purpose, and shares the significance of instilling positive character traits within a program.

Al Wilson is the former head coach at Carter (TX) High School. Wilson began his coaching career with Paris (TX) High School, where he won the 1988 State Championship. Two years later, Wilson took over as head coach of the John Tyler (TX) High School Lions.


In 1994, the Lions finished with a perfect 16-0 record, as well as a state title. Wilson’s Lions appeared in several more playoff games with another state finals appearance in 2000.

After the 2001 season, Wilson moved to Dallas Carter where he finished with a record of 44-5.

After nearly three decades, Wilson finished his career with a record of 246-90-4, and is now a member of the Tyler ISD Athletic Hall of Fame and the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor.

  • [0:33] Start of interview
  • [2:43] Building a coaching philosophy
  • [4:28] Making a difference in the lives of athletes
  • [10:25] Faith, family, and football
  • [12:30] Living your philosophy
  • [18:40] Influential advice
  • [22:18] Gathering a great coaching staff
  • [30:23] Flexibility, motivation, and purpose
  • [35:38] Finishing strong with character
  • [46:38] Develop consistent goals

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