Skip to main content

Reports: Jay Wright is retiring after 21 seasons at Villanova

Apr 2, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright reacts during the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2022 NCAA men's basketball tournament Final Four semifinals at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova coach Jay Wright is retiring after 21 seasons, four Final Fours and two national championships at the school, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Wright, 60, called a team meeting to inform his players, per the reports. Villanova won the national title in 2016 and 2018 under Wright. The Wildcats advanced to the Final Four this past season.

Fordham coach Kyle Neptune is expected to be the choice to replace Wright, The Athletic reported.

Wright has a 642-282 overall record in 28 seaosns and is 520-197 at Villanova. He went 122-85 in seven seasons at Hofstra from 1994-2001, taking the Pride to two NCAA Tournaments.

Wright is a six-time Big East Coach of the Year and two-time Naismith Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021.

–Field Level Media