Polson’s Scott Wilson Hired by Montana High School Association

Former Pirates football coach named assistant director for state's prep sports governing body

By Andy Viano

Scott Wilson, the longtime head football coach at Polson High School and the school’s principal the last two years, has been hired as an assistant director with the Montana High School Association, the state’s prep sports governing body.

Wilson led the Pirates football team for 16 years and stepped down in 2017. He won more than 100 games as Polson’s head coach and led his school to the Class A state playoffs 14 times in 16 years. His son, Tanner, was the Pirates’ quarterback during Wilson’s final years at the helm and is now playing at the University of Montana.

Prior to his time at Polson, Wilson was a teacher and assistant coach at his alma mater, Missoula Big Sky High School.

Wilson is replacing Joanne Austin in the MHSA office. She is retiring after 32 years on the job at the end of this month.

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