VSN mourns the passing of Milly Wilson


In sports we often speak of legends in mythical proportions for their accomplishments on athletic fields and courts. Milly Wilson, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 85, was a legend for her service to education and high school athletics in Baltimore County of State of Maryland.

In 2016, MPSSAA Executive Director Andy Werner presented Milly Wilson with the National Federation of State High School Associations’ State Award for Outstanding Service.

Born in Salisbury, Maryland in 1934, Wilson served as teacher, coach and department chair for the Baltimore County Public School System for more than 33 years. Prior to her retirement in 1990, Wilson began coordinating scores and standings for Baltimore County athletics, a labor of love she continued right up until high school sports were shutdown last spring because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Wilson also served in a similar role for the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) for many years, assisting with gathering team information for various state tournaments, extending her career in local high school athletics to 47 years.

In 1998 the MPSSAA honored Wilson with the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association Distinguished Service Award for Baltimore County. The MPSSAA honored again in 2016 with the National Federation of State High School Associations’ State Award for Outstanding Service.

In addition to her passion for athletics, Wilson had a loved woodworking, reading, boating, fishing and crabbing. She also maintained a home on the Eastern Shore where she loved spending time.