500 career wins

Winfield head coach Joseph Wilson (center) was recognized for earning his 500th career win in the Lady Pirates’ 73-44 victory over Marion County in the opening round of the Marion County Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The longtime head coach has had stops with both Winfield’s boys and girls head basketball coach. (Left photo) Wilson is shown with his daughter Kristen Wilson (left), who currently plays for the Lady Pirates, and his wife Melinda Wilson, who is an athletic trainer with Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. (Right photo) Wilson throws his hands up right after calling a timeout in the Lady Pirates’ 60-38 victory over Haleyville. The coach has led Winfield to a 27-1 record and a No. 4 ranking in the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A poll this season.


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