Jay Wright

Jay Wright (born December 24, 1961)

Teams coached: Hofstra Pride, Villanova Wildcats
Hofstra record: 122-85 (.589)
Villanova record: 520-197 (.725)
Overall record: 642-282 (.695)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2001-2022 Villanova
1994-2001 Hofstra
1992-1994 UNLV (asst)
1987-1992 Villanova (asst)
1986-1987 Drexel (asst)
1984-1986 Rochester (asst)

Jay Wright Facts

  • Jerold Taylor Wright, Jr.
  • Born December 24, 1961
  • Hometown: Churchville, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Bucknell University (BS, 1983)
  • Played four seasons for head coach Charlie Woollum at Bucknell (1979-1983)
  • First coaching job was a two-year stint assisting Mike Neer at D-III Rochester (NY)
  • Spent one season as an assistant to coach Eddie Burke at Drexel before going to Villanova
  • Was an assistant for seven seasons under Hall of Fame coach Rollie Massimino – five at Villanova and two at UNLV
  • Spent seven seasons as the head coach at Hofstra, winning 122 games, going to one NIT and two NCAA Tournaments
  • Returned to Villanova in 2001 to become the head coach, a position he held for twenty-one seasons
  • Along with his wife, Patricia, has two sons and one daughter

Jay Wright Coaching Tree