Coach David Willson was recently hired to lead the Memphis University School basketball program after spending 15 years as a coach at the collegiate level. The 1999 MUS graduate returns to Memphis after leading the Emory & Henry College basketball program to their best four year stretch in over 30 years. His 2017-18 team won the school's first-ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship and their first trip to the NCAA tournament in over 25 years. The team also earned a #19 national ranking and a #4 ranking in the NCAA division III south region. Prior to being named the head coach at Emory & Henry, Willson served as an assistant coach at Furman University, Elon University, and the College of William & Mary. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College where he served as a team captain and competed in the 2003 NCAA division III Final Four. He also earned "Mr. Hustle" as a freshman walk-on at Southern Methodist University. He was a 1999 finalist for Tennessee "Mr. Basketball" and was named TSSAA division II West Tennessee Player of the Year. Willson and his wife Anne have three children, Maggie (10), Ellie (8), and Gus (6).