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Category: Basketball, Coaches, Leadership Speakers

Highlights: Jay Wright has served as head basketball coach at Villanova since 2001. He was named the Naismith Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2016 and led the Wildcats to NCAA titles in 2016 and 2018.

Travels From: Pennsylvania

Fee Range: $50,001 and above

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Jay Wright is the men’s head basketball coach of the University of Villanova Wildcats. Since taking the job in 2001, Wright has led the Wildcats to two NCAA Tournament titles, three Final Fours, six Big East regular-season titles and four Big East Tournament titles, including three in a row. Individually, Wright has won the Naismith College Coach of the Year on two occasions. He won it in 2006 when Villanova earned No.1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. His second honor came in 2016 when in dramatic fashion via a Kris Jenkins buzzer-beater, the Wildcats won their first NCAA title since 1985 when Villanova achieved a historic upset overall No. 1 seed Georgetown. Wright has coached such players as Josh Hart, Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges.

Before his time in the City of Brotherly Love, Wright took over a struggling program at Hofstra University on Long Island in 1994 and took them new heights. By 1999, the Pride made it to the NIT to claim its first postseason appearance since 1977. Over the next two seasons, Wright would guide Hofstra to back-to-back America East Conference titles, sending the Pride to two straight NCAA Tournaments in 2000 and 2001.

Wright played for Council Rock High School in Newtown, Pa. where in his senior season, Wright had a 69-point game against nearby rival Malvern Prep. After getting recognized by scouts, Wright went on to play for four years and graduate from Bucknell University.

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