After graduating from Hartselle High School in 1987, Coach Wright spent the next four years playing baseball at Northwest Shoals Community College and Jacksonville State University.  While at Jacksonville State, he played on back to back Division II National Champion Baseball Teams.

In 1993, he began teaching at Hartselle High School and have been there ever since.  During his 23 years at Hartselle High School, he has served as a basketball/baseball/football/soccer/track coach.  Coach Wright was on the staff of two state championships at Hartselle: 1993 5A Basketball and 2011 5A Football.