Jack Wright (American football)

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Jack Wright
Jack Wright - Coach.jpg
Wright pictured in The Tyee 1903, Washington yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1871-10-30)October 30, 1871[1]
Moravia, New York
Died October 27, 1931(1931-10-27) (aged 59)[2]
Auburn, New York
Alma mater Williams College (1897)
Columbia Law School (1902)
Playing career
1899–1900[3] Columbia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1901 Washington
c. 1902 Columbia (assistant)
1903 Kentucky
Head coaching record
Overall 10–4

Charles A. "Jack" Wright[4] (October 30, 1871 – October 27, 1931) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Washington in 1901 and at the University of Kentucky in 1903, compiling a career college football record of 10–4. Wright later worked as a judge after earning his degree from Columbia Law School in 1902. He died in 1931 after suffering a heart attack. At the time of his death, he was candidate for the Cayuga County judge as well as the city recorder for Auburn, New York.[5] He was interred in Indian Mound Cemetery in Moravia.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Washington (Independent) (1901)
1901 Washington 3–3
Washington: 3–3
Kentucky Wildcats (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1903)
1903 Kentucky 7–1
Kentucky: 7–1
Total: 10–4


  1. ^ Wright, J.A. (1918). Historical Sketches of the Town of Moravia, from 1791 to 1918. Press of Cayuga County News. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  2. ^ Columbia University (1931). Columbia Alumni News. 23. Alumni Council of Columbia University. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  3. ^ "COLUMBIA'S FOOTBALL PLANS. - Wright May Be on Hand to Assist Morley in the Coaching. - View Article - NYTimes.com". query.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  4. ^ "English Athletes Watch Yale Football. - View Article - NYTimes.com". query.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  5. ^ Thomas Tryniski (31 August 2007). "Old Fulton NY Post Cards" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-12-14. 

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