Rich Wright

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Rich Wright
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Northwest Missouri State
Conference MIAA
Record 9–2
Biographical details
Born Hamilton, New York
Alma mater Dana College (1995)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1992 Cortland State GA)
1993–1994 Dana Vikings (GA)
1995–1996 Northwest Missouri State (GA)
1997 Dakota State (DC)
1998 Central Methodist (assist.)
1999 William Penn (assist.)
2000–2003 St. Ambrose (assist.)
2004–2016 Northwest Missouri State (DC)
2017–present Northwest Missouri State
Head coaching record
Overall 9–2
Accomplishments and honors
2× Defensive Coordinator of the Year (2014–15)

Rich Wright is an American football coach. He is currently the head football coach at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, a position he has held since December 2016.[1] From 1991 to 1994, Wright held several assistant coaching jobs in Nebraska and New York.[2] In 1995, Wright became a graduate assistant for Northwest Missouri State, where he was earning his master's degree, for two seasons. In 1997, Wright moved to South Dakota for an assistant coaching job.[1] Following South Dakota, Wright spent time in Missouri and Iowa, before returning to Missouri in 2004. In 2004, Wright became the defensive line coach and coordinator of special teams at Northwest Missouri State, and eventually moved to defesnive coordinator and assistant head coach in 2011.[3] In December 2016 after winning the National Championship – Wright's fourth – Wright was named the program's 20th head football coach.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AFCA#
Northwest Missouri State (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (2017–present)
2017 Northwest Missouri State 9–3 9–2 2nd L NCAA First Round
2018 Northwest Missouri State 0–0 0–0
Northwest Missouri State: 9–3 9–2
Total: 9–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth
  • #Rankings from AFCA.


  1. ^ a b "Northwest Missouri State University - Wright proves perfect fit for Northwest". December 20, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Wright to take over as Northwest head football coach | Sports". Maryville Daily Forum. December 19, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Northwest Missouri State University - 2017 Football Coaching Staff". December 19, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Northwest Missouri State University - Wright introduced as Northwest head coach". December 19, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 

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