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Coaches play a significant role in the victory of either a single player or a team. The players need to have proper guidance and skills to win a match. Coaches give all the required skills to overcome every circumstance in a game. The credit for winning a game goes to both players and the coach.

Quick Info
Full NameJerold Taylor "Jay" Wright Jr.
Date Of BirthDecember 24, 1961
Birth PlaceChurchville, Pennsylvania, USA
Parent(s)Judith Wright
Jerold Wright
ProfessionBasketball Coach
SpousePatricia Reilly
Age58 years
Height5 ft 11 in
Net WorthUS $7 million

Similarly, Jay Wright is one of the successful coaches of basketball. Jay even took the Villanova University team to the national championships. The team succeeded in participating in the championships two times in 2016 and 2018. He also used to work as an assistant coach at the “University of Rochester” and received the “Naismith College Coach of The Year” two times. It was in 2006 and 2016.

Jay Wright

Early Life

The birthplace of Jay is Churchville, PA. He came into the world on 24th December 1961 was the eldest son of the couple. His father’s name is Jerold, and his mother’s name is Judith has a sister and a brother. His siblings teased him as the “Golden’s Child” and “Mom’s favorite.” His parents were always supportive of his every new experiment. This support became the reason to be more confident, Jay. He once changed the game with his assists during his high school days in “Council Rock.”



Jay passed from “Council Rock High School North.” It is in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He completed his graduation from “Bucknell University.” During his university days, he joined the basketball team of the university. Jay also joined the “Sigma Chi” fraternity.



Jay started his career as an assistant coach at the “University of Rochester” after completing his graduation during “Division III.” Jay then joined “Drexel University” as an assistant coach in 1986. It was during the “Division I.” Then, Jay Wright assisted coach Rollie Massimino between 1987 and 1992. He went to “UNLV” along with Massimino from 1992 till 1994.

The career of Jay as a head coach, started in 1994. He joined the post at “Hofstra University.” The team was in a critical position during the 1980s and 1990s.  Just after the involvement of Jay Wright, the performance of the squad began to improve.

Jay Wright

The team participated in the “America East Conference” in 1999 and won the conference championships during 2000 and 2001. The team even participated in the NCCA tournament two times between 1991 and 2001.

Likewise, Jay Wright received the title of “America East Coach of the Year” two times. It was during 1999-2000 and 2000-2001. He even got the title of “Eastern Basketball’s Coach of the Year.” It was during 1999-2000. He took the team in the “Postseason” three times.

Moreover, Jay joined “Villanova” as a head coach on 27th March 2001. He became the eighth coach of the team. The team was just an average team. But soon, Jay Wright led the team to “NIT.” The squad became part of the three seasons of NIT 2002 to 2004. But there was no much success for the team. The team just performed on average. On its fourth, the club participated in the “NCAA Tournament” during the 2004-2005 season and received the fifth season. The team entered the “Sweet Sixteen” position in the season.

The team entered the “Elite Eight” position in 2005 and 2006. CBS/Chevrolet honored Jay Wright with “National Coach of the Year” during the 2005-2006 season, and the year was full of a lot of honors for Jay. The team entered the “Second Round” in the 2006-2007 season. The team lap succeeded in entering “Sweet Sixteen” for the fourth time in the 2007-2008 season.

Moreover, Villanova reached the “Final Four” in the 2008-2009 season. The team last entered the “National Championship Run” in 1985. The squad became “Second Round Upset” in the 2009-2010 season and “First Round Upset” in the 2010-2011 season.  Villanova lost the tournament in the 2011-2012 season. The team was back in the game during the 2012-2013 season. The squad became the national champions for the initial time in 2015 and 2016. Then the club became the national champions in the 2017-2018 season. The team shared the “Big East Title” during the 2019-2020 season.


Relationship/Personal Life

Jay Wright tied knots with Patricia Wright, who used to be a cheerleader for the Villanova team. She is a law graduate. Patricia gave birth to three sons Colin, Eddie, Taylor, and gave birth to Reilly’s baby girl.

Jay Wright

Social Media

Jay is not very much active on social media platforms. He is from the time when achievement speaks more than the social media post. Jay only has a Twitter account. He goes with the name of “Jay Wright” on Twitter with 95.5 K followers and is not active on Instagram and Facebook.


Net worth

Jay Wright has been active as an assistant coach and head coach for more than forty years, who has led many teams to big tournaments. According to, he has an approximate net worth of $7 million.


Nutshell Bio

The nationality of Jay Wright is American belonging to white ethnicity at his current age of 58 years with an attractive height of 5 feet 11 inches and a complimentary weight of 77 kgs.