Jay Wright Hinted He Was Retiring After The Season Following Villanova’s Loss To Kansas, But No One Noticed

Jay Wright Hinted He Was Retiring Following Villanova's Loss To Kansas

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  • Jay Wright dropped a major hint about his retirement weeks ago.
  • A comment he made during his Final Four press conference made it clear he was calling it quits.
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Jay Wright retiring as the head coach of Villanova came as a bit of a surprise. While Wright spent 21 seasons in charge of the Wildcats, he’s still only 60-years-old and is fresh off a season in which he led Villanova to the Final Four.

While the two-time national championship-winning coach calling it quits caught college hoops fans off guard, everyone should have seen this coming.

Wright made a comment during his Final Four press conference that made it very clear that he was set to retire, but nobody seemed to notice.

After calling on a reporter, Wright said “I get to say it one last time” showing that he already had his mind made up about retiring.

Wright officially stepped down from his post at Villanova on Wednesday and will carry an overall coaching record of 642-282 into retirement. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021 and led Nova to four Final Four appearances during his 21 years at the helm.