Larry Bud Wright

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Larry "Bud" Wright is the head coach of the Sheridan High School (Indiana) football team as of 2013. He is the winningest coach in Indiana High School football history with 385 wins as of the 2013 season and has coached the "Blackhawks" for 48 seasons.[1][2] [3][4][5]

History[edit]

Wright was born December 13, 1940, in Frankfort, Indiana, and is a 1963 Graduate of Ball State University. In his 48 years at Sheridan High through 2013 he has a record of 384-169 including nine Indiana High School State Championships. His nine titles are tied for first all-time in Indiana among coaches. Wright led Sheridan to the Class A title in 1980, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2005, 2006, and 2007.[6] He has also led the Blackhawks to 10 semi-state, 14 regional, and 19 sectional championships.[7] He was inducted into the Indiana High School Football Coaches Hall of fame on September 28, 2002.

State Championships[edit]

  • November 14, 1980 - Sheridan 27, North Judson 0
  • November 23, 1984 - Sheridan 19, North Judson 10
  • November 17, 1987 - Sheridan 10, Jimtown 0
  • November 25, 1988 - Sheridan 59, Bremen 0
  • November 27, 1992 - Sheridan 6, Cardinal Ritter 0
  • November 27, 1998 - Sheridan 56, North White 33
  • November 25, 2005 - Sheridan 21, Knightstown 7
  • November 24, 2006 - Sheridan 34, Cardinal Ritter 28 - OT
  • November 23, 2007 - Sheridan 34, Rockville 28

Records[edit]

Wright's teams and players from Sheridan High School hold multiple Indiana High School Athletic Association records.[8]

State of Indiana Individual Records:

  • Scoring in a Single Season
    * 1st - Brett Law: 1988 (453 points scored)
    * 10th - Brett Law: 1989 (297 points scored)
    * 15th - Nick Zachery: 2007 (275 points scored)
    * 23rd(tied) - Nick Zachery: 2008 (254 points scored)
  • Scoring in a Career
    * 1st - Brett Law: 1986 - 1989 (952 points scored)
    * 2nd - Nick Zachery: 2005-2008 (904 points scored)
  • Rushing Yards in a Single Season
    * 22nd - Brett Law: 1988 (2,597 rushing yards)
  • Rushing Yards in a Career
    * 3rd - Nick Zachery: 2005 - 2008 (7,331 rushing yards)
    * 8th - Brett Law: 1986 - 1989 (6,864 rushing yards)

State of Indiana Championship Game Team Records:

  • Points in a Single Game
    * 1st(tied) Class A - Sheridan vs. Bremen, 1988 (59 points scored)
  • Margin of Victory
    * 1st Class A - Sheridan vs. Bremen, 1988 (59-0)
  • Rushing Yards in a Single Game
    * 1st Class A - Sheridan vs. Bremen, 1988 (451 rushing yards)
  • Rushing Touchdowns in a Single Game
    * 1st(tied) Class A - Sheridan vs. North White, 1998 (7 rushing touchdowns)
  • Yards Allowed in a Single Game
    * 1st Class A & Overall - Sheridan vs. Bremen, 1988 (36 yards allowed)
  • 1st Downs Allowed in a Single Game
    * 1st Class A & Overall (tied) - Sheridan vs. Bremen, 1988 (2 first downs allowed)

State of Indiana Championship Game Individual Records:

  • Points Scored in a Single Game
    * 1st Class A & Overall - Brett Law - Sheridan vs. Bremen, 1988 (34 points scored)
  • Rushing Touchdowns in a Single Game
    * 1st Class A & Overall (tied) - Brett Law - Sheridan vs. Bremen, 1988 (5 rushing touchdowns)
  • Rushing Yards in a Single Game
    * 1st Class A - Brett Law - Sheridan vs. Bremen, 1988 (301 rushing yards)

State of Indiana Championship Game Mental Attitude Award Winners:

  • Jeff Greer (1980)
  • Derry Zachery (1984)
  • Jeff Durham (1987)
  • Brad Shields (1988)
  • Shelly Zachery (1992)
  • Travis Delph (1998)
  • Taylor Scott (2006)
  • Brent Hume (2008)

Outstanding Players Coached include Brad Maynard, punter with the Chicago Bears and Brett Law, a National Record Holder.

Wright also has two sons in the coaching profession, Kevin (Head Coach, Carmel High School) and Kent (Head Coach Lebanon High School),

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ http://indianahsfootball.homestead.com/files/coachwl.htm
  2. ^ Indiana legislative bill honoring Wright http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2008/HRESP/HR0051.html
  3. ^ Bud Wright's coaching record never ceases to amaze August 2, 2007 Noblesville News and Sports http://www.county29.net/cms2/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=5138
  4. ^ November 25, 2005 Sheridan wins seventh class A state championship Indiana High School Athletic Association http://www.ihsaa.org/b-football/2005-06/05061ASummary.htm
  5. ^ Gold Standard By: Andrew D. Duvall Thursday, September 11, 2008 Central Indiana, IN http://www.vype.com/general/3561
  6. ^ http://www.ihsaa.org/Sports/Boys/Football/StateChampions/tabid/178/Default.aspx
  7. ^ http://indianahsfootball.homestead.com/
  8. ^ http://www.ihsaa.org/Sports/Boys/Football/AllTimeStatisticalLeaders/tabid/186/Default.aspx

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