Jay Wright's Net Worth

After 21 seasons as the head coach of the Villanova Wildcats, Jay Wright has announced his retirement. During his career at Villanova, the Wildcats won two NCAA titles (in 2016 and 2018) and made four Final Four appearances.

Kyle Neptune, a former Villanova assistant before being the head coach at Fordham, will become the team’s new head coach, according to a press release. Wright will continue at the university as the president’s special assistant.

What Is Jay Wright’s Net Worth?

Jay Wright has a $7 million net worth as a college basketball coach in the United States. Jay Wright was born in December 1961 in Churchville, Pennsylvania. From 1984 to 1986, he was an assistant coach for Rochester after playing college basketball at Bucknell. From 1986 to 1987, Wright was an assistant coach at Drexel, and from 1987 to 1992, he was an assistant coach at Villanova.

Former college basketball coach Jerold Taylor “Jay” Wright Jr., who was born on December 24, 1961, was the head coach at Villanova University from 2001 to 2022. Wright led Villanova to six Big East Conference crowns and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in his 21 years as head coach. With Wright at the helm, the Wildcats reached four Final Fours (in 2009, 2016, 2018, and 2022), including two national titles in 2016 and 2018.

Jay Wright's Net Worth - As He Announces His Retirement From Villanova!

Wright was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the class of 2021, and is widely regarded as one of the best college basketball coaches in history.

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He was the head coach at Hofstra University for six seasons (1994–2001), and his teams qualified for the NCAA Tournament in both 2000 and 2001.


After graduating from college, Wright began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Division III University of Rochester. His first employment in Division I collegiate basketball was as an assistant coach at Drexel University in 1986. He worked as Rollie Massimino’s assistant at Villanova from 1987 through 1992. He began working for Massimino at UNLV in 1992 and stayed until 1994.

On March 27, 2001, Villanova hired Wright as its eighth head coach in the program’s 81-year history. Wright took the team to the NIT in his debut season as head coach, despite inheriting a subpar squad from Steve Lappas. In 2002, one of the best-rated recruiting classes in the country was Jason Fraser, a McDonald’s All-American center. The Wildcats’ 2002–03 season was marred by a phone card misuse scandal that resulted in the suspension of more than half of the team’s players.

Jay Wright's Net Worth - As He Announces His Retirement From Villanova!

Personal Life

Jay Wright was previously married to Patricia Reilly, according to our records. Jay Wright is single as of December 2021.

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Wright has coached basketball teams that have represented the United States in international events three times as either the head coach or an assistant coach. As head coach, he was instrumental in Team USA’s gold medal success at the 2005 World University Games.

He also served as an assistant coach at the 2000 World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Tournament. Wright led the United States to a fifth-place finish in the Pan American Games in Brazil in 2007.

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