Darrell Wilson named Rutgers’ secondary coach

By Matt Sugam

While Kyle Flood hasn’t named a replacement for Robb Smith as Rutgers’ defensive coordinator, he’s found someone to replace Smith’s duties as the secondary coach.

Today, Flood named Iowa’s Darrell Wilson Rutgers’ secondary coach.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Darrell and his family home,” Flood said in a statement released by the school. “Darrell is a proven winner on the field and a proven recruiter in the State of Rutgers. He brings more than a decade of Big Ten experience with him but more important than all of that, Darrell is the right person for our program.”

Wilson had spent the past 10 seasons at Iowa, spending 2012 as the defensive backs and special teams coach. He also coached the linebackers in his tenure at Iowa.

Wilson’s Big Ten experience is crucial for Rutgers is moving to the conference in 2014. Prior to his decade at Iowa, he spent a 2000-01 as the linebackers and special teams coach at Wisconsin.

Wilson also has ties to Rutgers as the running backs coach in 1999. And his Jersey roots stretch throughout the Garden State.

A gradaute of Pennsauken High School, Wilson started his coaching career at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, where he was the head coach from 1988-95 before jumping to the college ranks.

Rivals.com named Wilson a Top 25 recruiter in 2011.

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