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The Wizard of Severna Park: Longtime youth basketball coach Wilson 'one of kind'

The Wizard of Severna Park: Longtime youth basketball coach Wilson 'one of kind'

Ed Wilson has been called the John Wooden of youth basketball, and for those that knew the man well that would not be an overstatement. Wilson applied the same philosophies, beliefs and work ethic to coaching 8-10-year-olds that the legendary UCLA coach used to capture 10 NCAA championships at the Division I level. And during 47 years with the Severna Park Green Hornets organization, Wilson may have won more games and national titles than the Wizard of Westwood. "Ed Wilson was one of a kind and a very, very special individual," Charles "Tank" Duckett said. "Ed was more than just a basketball coach. He was a transformative figure who made an enormous impact on the...

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