Billy Wright (basketball)

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Billy Wright
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Western Illinois
Conference Summit League
Record 26–57 (.313)
Biographical details
Born (1974-09-15) September 15, 1974 (age 43)
Richmond, Indiana
Playing career
1992–1996 Bradley
Position(s) Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996–2001 Ben Davis HS (JV)
2001–2006 Pike HS (asst.)
2006–2008 Pike HS
2008–2010 Western Illinois (asst.)
2010–2013 Western Illinois (assoc. HC)
2013–2014 Ball State (asst.)
2014–present Western Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 26–57 (.313)

Billy Wright (born September 15, 1974) is an American college basketball coach, currently leading the men's program at Western Illinois University.

Wright played point guard at Richmond High School (where he led the team to an Indiana state title in 1992) and Bradley University. Following the close of his playing career, Wright moved into coaching. After coaching in the high school ranks for twelve years, he became an assistant coach at Western Illinois in 2008. After a short stint at Ball State during the 2013–14 season, Wright was named head coach at Western Illinois on April 15, 2014.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Western Illinois (Summit League) (2014–present)
2014–15 Western Illinois 8–20 3–13 9th
2015–16 Western Illinois 10–17 3–13 9th
2016–17 Western Illinois 8–20 5–11 8th
Western Illinois: 26–57 (.313) 11–37 (.229)
Total: 26–57 (.313)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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