Hall of Fame coach Jay Wright announced his retirement as head coach of the Villanova Men’s basketball team.
After 21 seasons, four Final Four appearances and two national championships, the legendary coach is stepping down.
The legacy of Jay Wright
He won two national championships and went to the NCAA tournament in 16 of his 21 seasons with the team, including 2022.
Wright has also coached many NBA players. The NBA currently has nine players on rosters that were coached by Wright, 16 total players have made the NBA after being coached by Wright.
Wright won national championships in 2016 and 2018. Six players from those two teams made the NBA, five of which are still on rosters
In his time at Villanova, he coached the program to a 520-197 record. He was the Big East Coach of the Year six times and the Naismith Coach of the Year twice in 2006 and 2016.
Kyle Neptune spent 10 years as a video coordinator and assistant coach under Wright. In just one season with Fordham, Neptune led the Rams to a 16-16 record, a 14 win improvement over the 2020-2021 season.
Whether it was USA Basketball or Villanova, Wright was the superstar with the common touch.