Jay Wright Leaves Villanova After 21 Years
Jay Wright Leaves Villanova ... After 21 Years
4/20/2022 4:29 PM PT
6:09 AM PT -- 04/21 -- Wright confirmed the news Wednesday night ... thanking Villanova for the opportunity to coach over the past 21 years and promising to continue to work with the program.
April 21, 2022 @VUCoachJWright
Hall of Famer and Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright is expected to step down from his position after 21 years with the team ... this according to multiple reports.
Wright -- who's 60 years old -- is "seriously contemplating retiring" before the 2023 season ... and will make his decision after talking things over with his family, Shams Charania says.
Wright has a 642–282 overall record as a head coach ... including 4 Final Four appearances and national championships in 2016 and 2018.
Jay is known for his incredible fashion sense over the years -- as we previously reported, the guy spent thousands on his custom suits ... and won several awards for his looks.
Wright was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021.
He was the head coach of Hofstra University from 1994-2001 before joining 'Nova ... and was previously an assistant for Rochester, Drexel, Villanova and UNLV.
The move is pretty shocking ... and now Laker fans are going to start speculating about whether he will be their next coach.
Story developing ...
Originally Published -- 4/20 4:29 PM PT