Bob Wright (basketball)

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Robert G. "Bob" Wright (March 31, 1926 – April 15, 2012) was an American college basketball coach. He coached Morehead State University for three seasons, and won a Kentucky high school state championship in 1961 as coach of the Ashland High School.

Wright played collegiate basketball at Marshall. After a stint in the United States Navy, Wright became a successful high school coach for Ashland and Vanceburg High School.[1] In 1965, he left to try his hand at college coaching at Morehead State. He stayed from 1965 to 1969, accumuating a record of 58-38. His 1968–69 Eagles squad were Ohio Valley Conference co-champions with an 18–9 season record. He then left coaching to pursue a career in education.[2]

On April 15, 2012, Wright died at the age of 86 in Pikeville, Kentucky.


  1. ^ Mark Maynard (2012-04-17). "Bob Wright: 1926–2012". Daily Independent. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Former Eagle Men's Basketball Coach Bob Wright Passes Away". Morehead State Athletics. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-04-19.