Image courtesy of the Villanova University Archives.
Thank you, Coach Wright.
Thank you for the wonderful memories these past 21 years. Thank you for your dedication to Villanova basketball and the Villanova community.
Over the past few days, many have commented on Coach Wright’s legacy; just ask Jessica Bianchi ’20, who quantified Wright’s greatness in her honors thesis for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. ‘Nova Nation is thankful for Coach Wright’s leadership and attitude—both on and off the basketball court. His values and principles have had a lasting impact on all Villanovans, inspiring us to be leaders in our own lives.
As the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Villanova President, says, “Jay taught us all the true meaning of attitude.” That mindset will stay with us all, whether we’re playing for a team, learning in the classroom, or upholding Villanova’s Augustinian tradition.
Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.
Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.