Randy Wilson Honored with Induction into Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

Central Cambria’s renowned cross country and track and field coach, Randy Wilson, received a prestigious honor as he was inducted into the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place on Saturday, celebrating Wilson’s remarkable career and contributions to athletics.

Wilson’s coaching tenure at Central Cambria is marked by an impressive list of achievements. Under his guidance, the Central Cambria girls cross country team clinched an extraordinary five state championships, triumphing in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, and 2018.

His coaching record spans over 22 years, boasting an exceptional 239-5 record, equating to an astounding .983 winning percentage.

The Red Devils girls team enjoyed a remarkable streak of success, securing 17 consecutive undefeated regular seasons in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference from 2004 to 2020. Furthermore, Central Cambria consistently performed well on the state stage, finishing in the top five at the PIAA championship meet in 11 out of 12 seasons until 2023.

Wilson’s coaching prowess extends beyond cross country, as evidenced by the impressive achievements of his boys team. In 2022, the boys cross country team clinched the PIAA Class 1A championship, followed by a commendable sixth-place finish in the state in 2023. Wilson’s boys program boasts a dual-meet record of 263-24, showcasing his ability to foster success across genders.

Throughout his career, Wilson has nurtured numerous individual talents, including two girls state champions in cross country. Notably, he coached Pennsylvania High School Track and Field Hall of Fame member Carly Seymour, a distinguished athlete and six-time state champion in cross country and track.

Wilson’s accolades and contributions to Central Cambria’s athletic program extend beyond cross country. His boys program has secured 12 LHAC crowns and 13 District 6 team titles, further solidifying his legacy as a transformative coach.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Wilson is set to be inducted into the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame in July, further cementing his status as a revered figure in Pennsylvania athletics.

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