Olney Central College names Wright Assistant Basketball Coach

Olney Central College Head Basketball Coach Casey Wyllie has announced the hiring of Steve Wright as Assistant Coach. Wright, a 44-year basketball veteran, comes to Olney Central with High School and College experience.

“I met Coach Wright at a basketball camp four years ago in Indianapolis, Indiana and we have built a relationship ever since,” said Coach Wyllie. “I have been impressed with Steve’s hard work, trustworthiness and loyalty. His basketball resume speaks for itself. His experience has been beneficial to our program and our players immediately. I am very thankful for Coach’s hard work in every aspect of our program. Coach Wright’s career record as a head coach 742-267 makes him one of the winningest coaches in Kentucky Basketball History.”

Coach Wright has had the opportunity to work with Steve Ridder at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University In 2016, “Coach Ridder gave me my first college opportunity and I am forever grateful and appreciative. My time with Coach Ridder was special and valuable”. Wright was also an assistant at Transylvania University D3 with Coach Brian Lane. “It was a privilege to work underCoach Lane at Transy.”

“I am very honored to be at Olney Central with Coach Wyllie and look forward to assisting in all aspects of the program” said Coach Wright. “It was obvious to me the clear vision Coach Wyllie has had for the program after replacing Coach Mike Burris who moved on to D2 University of Indianapolis.”

Wright, a former Kentucky Native has a long list of accolades. His notable accolades include one State Championship in 2005 at South Laurel High School, Two-State Final Fours, Two AAU State Championships, Twenty-Two Coach of the Year Awards, Five Kentucky Hall of Fames, and helped 38 kids sign to play college basketball at all levels.

Wright currently holds a Bachelor’s in education from Northern Kentucky,1979, Master’s in Educational Administration from Xavier University, 1984, and rank 1 Educational Leadership from Union College, 1990.

“The opportunity to be involved in recruiting, player development, academic development, and the progress of the entire program is what excites me about this job and working with Coach Wyllie. I’m very appreciative of this position.”

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