DSU NAMES REGGIE WRIGHT HEAD WRESTLING COACH
Courtesy: DSU Athletic Media Relations
New DSU Wrestling Coach Reggie Wright (left) and Director of Athletics Chuck Bell during the press conference.....
Dover, DE – Delaware State University Director of Athletics Chuck Bell announced today that Reggie Wright has been appointed Head Wrestling Coach. “Coach Wright’s wrestling background and experience at Oklahoma State and Indiana will allow him to take the program to a successful era,” said Bell.
Reggie will be joining the DSU community after serving the past five years as an assistant wrestling coach at Indiana University. At IU, his main duties included working with team technique and principally with the middleweights. During his tenure with Hoosier program, he coached 10 All-Americans and six Academic All-Americans.
“I am blessed to get this opportunity to be a part of a program that’s on its way up. DSU has made a commitment to the wrestling program and I am committed to the work it will take to build a successful program,” stated Wright.
The Chicago, Ill. native saw success on the mat himself, placing third at the Acropolis Tournament in Athens, Greece, in the 66kg/145.5 lbs. Wright also placed fourth in the U.S. Open in 2003 and competed at the Olympic Trials in Indianapolis.
During his collegiate career at Oklahoma State University he earned All-American honors three times and finished as a three-time defending Big 12 champion wrestling in the 145-pound class. Wright also served as the team captain during his last three seasons. He helped the Cowboys to 72 dual wins, including a 48-match unbeaten streak.
Wright received his bachelor’s degree in sociology for Oklahoma State in 2001 and just recently completed his masters at Indiana University in sports management.
“We are committed to the wrestling program and we are looking forward to working with Coach Wright. They will have the full allotment of scholarships that is allowed by the NCAA, so he will have the opportunity to get the type of athletes needed for success,” concluded Bell.