Andrew Wilson is in his first season as a graduate assistant on defense for Florida State after joining the staff in January of 2022.
Wilson spent the 2021 season as a graduate assistant at Western Kentucky following three seasons coaching the secondary at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida. The 2021 Hilltoppers ranked second nationally with 21 interceptions and with 31 total takeaways on their way to a 9-5 record, including a victory in the Boca Raton Bowl.
During his time at Ave Maria, he coached three all-conference performers and in 2018 tutored the program’s first national defensive player of the week. That year, the Gyrenes shared a division championship behind the nation’s ninth-best passing defense. In 2019, Ave Maria ranked in the top-20 in NAIA allowing less than 175 passing yards per game and ranked in the top-five nationally in first downs allowed.
As a player at Ave Maria, Wilson was a two-time team captain. He registered the most snaps on the team during the 2016 season while playing cornerback and on special teams. Wilson earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ave Maria in 2018. His parents, Mel and Cynthia Wilson, each have three degrees from Florida State.