John Dee Wilson – The personification of the words sportsman and teacher, Wilson has dedicated nearly four decades of service at Cawood, Webster County and later at Red Bird Mission School. Wilson took over a Cawood team in 1974 that had never enjoyed a winning season and won four district titles in five years. Once he retired from the public school system, Wilson breathed new life into the boys’ basketball program at Red Bird. Often showing up in time to sweep the floor and pop the popcorn in the concession stand while his team
warmed up, Wilson has provided opportunities to scores of student-athletes who may not have otherwise gotten a chance.