NSU’s Demons Unlimited Foundation creates GoFundMe account supporting ‘Coach Black’


A devastating fire late Saturday night has created widespread concern for Northwestern State’s most beloved athletic personality, Harris Wilson Jr., best known as “Coach Black,” who for over 20 years has been involved with all of NSU’s athletic teams.

The fire destroyed nearly everything in his family’s home in Natchitoches, but there were no serious injuries. Wilson made it outside, then when he realized his sister was not out of the house, went back inside. They made a narrow escape through a small window at the back of the house.

Monday, the family was preparing to relocate to a temporary home while NSU Athletics administrators and coaches were gathering clothing and setting up a GoFundMe account, managed by the Demons Unlimited Foundation, to assist “Coach Black” as needed with other important items.

Here is the link for online contributions:


For additional information, contact Dr. Haley Taitano, Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs/Senior Woman Administrator, at blounth@nsula.edu via email, or by telephone at 318-357-4278.