It appears as though Villanova coach Jay Wright didn’t need a whole retirement tour.
Late Wednesday afternoon, it was reported that the legendary head coach has decided to step down from his post at Villanova following 20+ seasons at the helm.
Jay Wright is retiring at Villanova… the latest in a massive changing of the guard in college basketball.
Many coaches expected Wright to help lead the profession with Coach K, Roy retiring. Instead, Jay’s joining them. https://t.co/Z1oOHnL1SD
— Kevin Sweeney (@CBB_Central) April 20, 2022
After it was announced that Jay Wright was shockingly calling it quits, it was reported that a succession plan is already in place for Fordham head coach Kyle Neptune to take over at Villanova.
Fordham University coach Kyle Neptune is expected to be the choice to succeed two-time NCAA champion Jay Wright as the new head coach of Villanova, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 20, 2022
Kyle Neptune’s coaching career began under Jay Wright as a video coordinator in 2008.
After a short stint at Niagra, Neptune returned to Villanova to work as an assistant under Wright for eight seasons prior to taking the Fordham gig.
Apparently, Jay Wright felt comfortable enough with Kyle Neptune to trust him with the program he built from the ground up.
Congrats to Wright on a remarkable career!
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