Jim Wright (American football coach)

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Jim Wright
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1935-12-12) December 12, 1935 (age 79)
Edinburg, Texas
Playing career
1954–1957 Texas A&M
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1961–1966
1967–1969
1970–1973
1974–1978
Texas Tech (assistant)
Mississippi State (assistant)
Tennessee (assistant)
Wichita State
Head coaching record
Overall 17–37–1
Statistics

Jim Wright (born December 12, 1935) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Wichita State University from 1974 to 1978, compiling a record of 17–37–1. Wright was born on December 12, 1935 in Edinburg, Texas. He played college football as a quarterback at Texas A&M University from 1954 to 1956. Prior to becoming head coach at Wichita State, Wright worked as an assistant football coach at Texas Tech University from 1961 to 1966, at Mississippi State University from 1967 to 1969, and at the University of Tennessee from 1970 to 1973.[1][2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wichita State Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1974–1978)
1974 Wichita State 1–9–1 1–4–1 7th
1975 Wichita State 3–8 1–3 T–4th
1976 Wichita State 4–7 2–2 T–3rd
1977 Wichita State 5–6 3–1 2nd
1978 Wichita State 4–7 2–4 6th
Wichita State: 17–37–1 9–14–1
Total: 17–37–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Wright," 1973 Tennessee Volunteers Football Guide, p. 26.
  2. ^ "2010 Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Media Guide" (PDF). Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University. p. 68. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wright to Coach at Wichita State," Toledo Blade, January 4, 1974.

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