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Villanova's head coach Jay Wright signals to his players during the second half of the game against Syracuse during the 2008 Big East championship held at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 12, 2008. Villanova won 82-63. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Jerold Taylor "Jay" Wright, Jr. (born December 24, 1961) is an American basketball coach. He is currently the men's coach at Villanova University. He was born in Churchville, Pennsylvania, U.S., and is married to a former Villanova cheerleader. In 2006, Wright signed a seven year contract extension with Villanova University which would keep him in the position through the 2012–2013 season.

Wright is a graduate of Council Rock High School North in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1983, where he played on the basketball team and became a Brother of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Upon graduating from college, Wright got his first job as an assistant coach at Division III University of Rochester. In 1986, he got his first position in Division I college basketball as an assistant coach at Drexel University. His next job came as an assistant to Rollie Massimino at Villanova, where he remained from 1987–1992. In 1992, he moved with Massimino to UNLV, where he remained until 1994.

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