Wilbur Cole
Jeff Fields
Thomas Johnson
Dickie Lester
Scooby Long
Spyder Webb
Mary Jane Weir
Robert "Ears" Wilson

Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame


Robert "Ears" Earnest Wilson

  • Graduated from Lenior (NC) High School in 1938
  • Graduated from Presbyterian College in 1948 with B. A. Degree in Education
  • Following high school he was recruited to Presbyterian College for football and played two years 1938-1940 and then served in the Military 1941-1945
  • Played Professional Football with the Charlotte Clippers from 1945-1947
  • Returned to Presbyterian to complete his degree while playing football professionally for the Charlotte Clippers 1947-1948
  • In one game with the Clippers, he intercepted a pass for a touchdown, kicked a field goal, kicked 3 extra points and scored a safety
  • Began coaching career at Clover High School in 1953 and served as A.D.
  • Head Football Coach and A. D. at Chester High School from 1954-1964
  • Won the football State Championship in 1963 at Chester
  • Head Football coach and A.D. at Southside from 1965-1974 and moved to South Florence when new school opened 1975-1976
  • In 1955, he coached in the North South Game
  • In 1969, he was the Head Coach of the South Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl
  • In 1996, he was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association (SCACA) Hall of Fame