Mike Wilson is married to his wife, Lori Lyons Wilson, for over 25 years. They have three sons – Stephen, Eric, and Nicholas. His first five years of teaching were at Colonial Heights Middle School, where he taught History and coached girls basketball and track. He also taught at Vance Junior High in Bristol. The following year he was hired in the Elizabethton City School system, where he taught History, coached basketball and track.
He eventually became the Athletic Director at EHS. Mike Wilson has lived in Elizabethton longer than anywhere else in his life and loves Elizabethton.