Former Temple baseball coach Wilson dies at 92

PHILADELPHIA — James “Skip” Wilson, who led Temple baseball to a pair of School World Sequence appearances and 1,034 wins in 46 seasons as this system’s head coach, has died. He was 92.

Temple stated Wilson’s daughter informed the college he died Tuesday in Ambler, Pennsylvania, from problems from a stroke.

The all-time winningest coach in any sport at Temple, Wilson guided the Owls to 12 NCAA Tournaments and 12 convention championships throughout his tenure, from 1960 via 2005. He earned his 1,000th win on March 14, 2004, when the Owls defeated Manhattan 10-9 and he completed his profession with a report of 1,034-824-27 (.556).

He led Temple to 2 School World Sequence appearances in 1972 (third place) and 1977 (eighth) and earned 4 extra NCAA bids throughout the decade. The Owls received the Center Atlantic Convention title in 1972 and 1973 and captured 4 straight East Coast Convention championships from 1975-1978.

Wilson made his final look within the NCAA Event following the 2001 season. After beginning the 12 months Zero-14, the Owls went 24-14 the rest of the common season. The workforce received the Atlantic 10 and reached the NCAAs for the ultimate time in his profession.

He was inducted into the Temple Athletics Corridor of Fame in 1981.

A Philadelphia native, Wilson had over 100 gamers signal skilled contracts.

The checklist of his gamers embrace Joe Kerrigan, former pitching coach for the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Pink Sox supervisor; Jeff Manto, who performed 10 seasons within the huge leagues with seven groups; John Marzano, a former main leaguer who served as a post-game analyst for Phillies video games on Comcast SportsNet; Ed Wade, former basic supervisor for the Philadelphia Phillies; former Detroit Tigers outfielder Bobby Higginson; and Steve Javie, a former NBA referee.

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