With a focus on community organizing and academic achievement, Charles Wilson, CMAA, has enjoyed a remarkable 30-year career as a teacher, coach, athletic administrator, assistant principal, and associate principal for the Bartow County School System.

As a youngster, Wilson was exposed to a lot of early life lessons from his experiences with neighborhood games and sports. He gained great joy from organizing youth sports leagues in his neighborhood.

Following his graduation from Shorter College in 1983, Wilson started his teaching career at Cass High School where he served as the head tennis coach and as an assistant coach in football and basketball.

Later in his career, Wilson served as Athletic Director and head softball coach. During this time, the school system was served with a Title IX lawsuit by a group of softball parents. Through his leadership on the issue, the case was settled out of court and softball program ended up with an outstanding facility.

Wilson has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the GHSA and as a member of the Board of Directors of the GADA. As a member of the GADA Board of Directors, Wilson served as Georgia’s first Education and Leadership Training Coordinator, served as a member of the NIAAA National Faculty, and made presentations at the NIAAA National Conference in eight different years. Wilson served as the president of the GADA in 2003.

As an athletic administrator, Charles Wilson has always been noted for the innovation and creativity that he brought to his department. His was one of the first athletic departments to have its own athletic web site. Also, it was his proposal that was brought to the GADA Board of Directors that led to the adoption of the Director’s Cup that is currently in place today.

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