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Jay Wright resigns as Villanova men’s basketball coach

Villanova head coach Jay Wright watches during practice for the men's Final Four NCAA college...
Villanova head coach Jay Wright watches during practice for the men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 1, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)(David J. Phillip | AP)
Published: Apr. 21, 2022 at 12:37 AM CDT
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright shocked college basketball Wednesday night with his immediate resignation at Villanova, the Big East program he led to two national championships and four Final Fours in a Hall of Fame career.

The 60-year-old Wright guided Villanova to titles in 2016 and 2018 and just led the Wildcats to the Final Four, where they lost to national champion Kansas.

He went 520-197 in 21 seasons at the school and 642-282 overall, also coaching Hofstra from 1994–2001.

Kyle Neptune, who served on the Villanova coaching staff before accepting the head coaching position at Fordham in 2021, returned to replace Wright.

Wright will remain at Villanova and stay involved in fundraising, advising, education and more.

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