James Wilson, an Austin native, graduated from old Anderson High School, a B.S. Degree from Huston-Tillotson, and a Master’s Degree from Prairie View A&M. He is known for his college career as a scholarship athlete (the first four-year letterman), as well as his coaching positions in baseball, tennis, basketball, and track at Huston-Tillotson. He followed his coaching career as Athletic Director at Huston-Tillotson. He also served the Capital City Officials Association, and served as a Southwest Conference official.