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Jay Wright

Short Biography

Jay Wright is known as an American college basketball coach. He is most famous for coaching Villanova University for almost two decades.

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Jay Wright was born on December 24, 1961 in Churchville, PA. He was the first born child of Jerold and Judith. It was a childhood that transformed Wright into the ace coach that he would become. A champion basketball player at Council Rock, Wright led his high school basketball crew in assists and changed the pace of the game every time he stepped on the court.

Career as Coach

With the Wildcats and North Carolina Tar Heels tied at 74 and 4.7 seconds left in the game, Villanova executed a play for the ages. Sprung free by a screen from Daniel Ochefu, Ryan Arcidiacono spilled rapidly into the frontcourt before scooping a feed to a trailer, Kris Jenkins. Jenkins smoothly ventured into the 3-pointer and it dropped into the net as the horn sounded giving the Wildcats a 77-74 triumph.

The triumph, Villanova's 35th of the season, lifted the Wildcats to the school's second NCAA title. The evening of April 4, 2016 topped an exceptional run that saw Villanova overturn a couple of No. 1 NCAA Tournament seeds in North Carolina and Kansas, alongside a No. 2 seed Oklahoma and a No. 3 seed. The Wildcats' 95-51 triumph over the Sooners in the national elimination round represented the biggest edge of triumph in a NCAA Final Four challenge.

On June 2019, it was announced that Jay Wright would join the Team USA coaching staff and be reunited with former Villanova player and current NBA star of the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry.

Wife & Kid

Wright has dependably had a bind to Villanova, even before he turned into the Wildcats' head coach. Wright's better half, Patricia, is a 1983 alumni and former 'Nova team promoter. Patty studied law in school and is a legal advisor. She has now committed her life to being a mother and a housewife.

Wright and his wife initially met in 1983 when he was working in the showcasing department for the Philadelphia Stars of the now-outdated USFL. In 2008, the 'Nova coach told Sports Illustrated that, while Patty was in the process of giving birth with their first kid, the specialist asked him questions regarding basketball. It was an odd moment but signaled how big of a figure that Jay Wright had become in the basketball world and a reflection of his mainstream success.

Net Worth

Accourding to celebritynetworth his estimated net worth is $7 million.


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Last Modified: May 13 2020
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