Crusaders Women's Basketball Camps
Wilson comes to Evangel with over 30 years of basketball coaching experience as the 2019-20 season will be his second with the Crusaders.
He has coached an AAU team called Missouri Valley Magic. He has also worked with McDonald's All-American Nominees and has worked at several college summer camps.
"We are excited to add Allen to our coaching staff", said Leuzinger. "He has a great understanding and history of girls' basketball in Missouri. I am excited to be able to utilize his connections and knowledge of the game when it comes to recruiting as well as on the court. After talking with him on the phone, and then meeting him in person, I knew that he would be a great addition to the Evangel women's basketball program"
He has been married to his wife, Joy, for 39 years and has two daughters, Amanda, and Megan who live in Crane, Missouri.
Reserve Team Head Coach / Assistant Coach
Paige Wilson enters her first season with the Evangel women's basketball coaching staff where she will serve as the head coach for the reserve team and as an assistant on the varisty team bench.
Wilson joins the Crusaders after coaching at Greenwood Laboratory School in Springfield the past two seasons where she was a varsity assistant and head coach for the junior high program.
Before getting into coaching, Wilson was a standout at Drury University for the Lady Panthers from 2013 to 2017 where she helped guide Drury to a 109-17 record in her four seasons. She averaged 11.5 points per game and was a 38 percent three-point shooter for her career as she was an All-GLVC Second Team selection as a senior.
During her career, the Lady Panthers advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite 8 as a freshman, two NCAA Midwest Regional Championship appearances and two GLVC Tournament Championships.
A native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Wilson was a McDonald's All-American nominee as a prep and set the school record for career points at Bartlesville High.
She graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's in exercise and sports science and sports management before finishing her master's degree in 2019 in integrated marketing communication.