Although Blue Valley West coach Scott Wright is retiring from football, he will continue to be an important part of the Jaguars’ athletic programs.
Wright, who announced his retirement through a release from the Blue Valley School District on Wednesday, will still teach physical education and will take over as the school’s head baseball coach in the spring. He took that job at the start of the summer.
“I would never want anybody to think that I didn’t love every moment of it because I did,” Wright said. “There comes a time when you think that it’s time for the younger guys to start running with it and get their opportunities to take their chances. I kind of enjoy watching them move forward.”
Wright, 58, has coached the Blue Valley West football program since the school opened in 2001. He finishes his career with an 89-75 record in 15 seasons. The Jaguars won a Kansas Class 5A state championship in 2007 in addition to three sectional championships and five district titles.
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“Scott Wright is the kind of coach that we never want to see leave the game because he stands for everything that is good for kids,” athletic director Cindy Roach said in a statement. “We are excited for Scott to continue his ways with our baseball program.”
Blue Valley West will begin the search for his replacement after winter break.