Richard Wilson is a throwback to an almost forgotten era when high school coaches volunteered their services not for monetary rewards but for the love of the game and devotion to the student-athletes under their supervision. The younger brother of Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Famer Rock Wilson (inducted in 2005), Wilson has voluntarily coached the boys and girls tennis teams at his alma mater, Lee High School, for the past quarter-century. Almost all his players were recruited from the student body in general without having the benefit of a background in tennis. In 2018, his mostly inexperienced boys team advanced to the Alabama State Tennis Tournament for the first time in school history. A graduate of Lee High and the University of North Alabama, Wilson is also the kicking coach for the Alabama A&M football program.