Connor Wilson

The 2020 season marked Connor Wilson’s first at the helm of the City College of New York lacrosse team.

He looks forward to the challenge of reinvigorating the program and trying to live up to the legacy left by legendary CCNY coaches like Leon “Chief” Miller and George Baron.

Wilson grew up in Weston, MA, and played on the town’s first youth lacrosse team. He helped start Weston’s public high school team as a student under the guidance of Head Coach John Lewis. The team made the state playoffs in each of its first two years as a program, playing in the DCL, the best public high school league in the state. He then went on to play four years of lacrosse and football at Wesleyan University in Connecticut under Head Coach John Raba.

Upon finishing his playing career in 2003, Wilson stayed on as an assistant coach at Wesleyan for the next two seasons, focusing on goalies, faceoffs, running the box, and shooting. The Cardinals made their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2005, reaching the quarterfinals.

He moved to New York City in 2006 and began volunteering with CityLax while also coaching for Doc’s NYC Lacrosse. In 2012, Wilson co-founded the high school lacrosse team at Eagle Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The team went undefeated in its first year as a varsity program in 2014, finishing 13-0 and winning the PSAL Bowl Division Championship. Wilson then ran the Doc’s NYC Lacrosse youth program and LC New York club team during the 2015 season.

Over the years, Wilson has played and coached across the United States, as well as in Australia, Europe, the First Nations, and Asia. He was recently named an assistant coach for the Puerto Rican National Team that will compete in the 2022 World Championships.