Coach Wright will be entering his fourth season as head coach this fall. In his first
three years, the team has enjoyed unprecedented success in the NCAA era of the program.
In the 2015-16 season, his Mountaineers came within one game of earning the program's
first regular-season title and then advanced to the championship game of the SCAC
Tournament for the first time in program history. In his first three years, SU has
set the NCAA era record for overall wins (2013-14) and has set and broken the record
for conference wins each season. This past year, the Mountaineers recorded a SCAC
record of 10-4 to break the record set each of the previous two years. Coach Wright
was named SCAC Coach of the Year for 2015-16 in balloting by the league's coaches.
In his very first year, his team recorded 15 overall wins and broke the NCAA-era record for wins in a season by six games. That team set the record for conference wins in a season by three games (needing 10 less games to do so) earning the program's first postseason bid in the NCAA era - and winning their first round game in the tournament.
During his entire career, Wright's team have consistently been one of the top defenses in the league. His squads have the school record for overall wins, overall winning percentage, conference wins and conference winning percentage, rebounds and three-point shooting percentage in the NCAA era.
Before taking over as head coach for Schreiner Women's Basketball, he served as SU's assistant women's basketball coach under then-head coach Matt Wallis.
Prior to coming to Kerrville, Wright was the assistant men's basketball coach for his alma mater, the University of Texas at Dallas. During his last season with the Comets, the team registered an overall record of 24-6 (.800). Prior to beginning his coachinig career at UTD, he was a two-year starter at point guard (2007-09) for the Comets and led the team to the 2009 NCAA "Elite Eight" in the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. During his playing career at UTD, Wright was a part of one of the most successful collegiate programs in Texas. During his junior season, Wright ranked sixth on the team in scoring (7.4 ppg) while leading UT-Dallas to a 17-9 record and the ASC Quarterfinals. In his senior year, Wright became the leading scorer (12.1 ppg) and second leading rebounder (5.3 rpg) while leading the team to a school record 26 wins overall and his play earned the MVP award for the 2009 American Southwest Conference Tournament while leading the team to the championship. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in History. He earned his Masters in Education from Schreiner in 2012. Prior to UTD, Wright starred at Clarendon College in Clarendon, TX for two years under head coach Tony Starnes.
During his coaching and playing career, Wright has learned from three coaches who
are highly respected coaches and teachers of the game (UTD head coach Terry Butterfield.
Starnes, Wallis). He brings that knowledge to his new job and combines those skills
with a tremendous work ethic, strong commitment to building positive relationships
with his players and a commitment to their success both on the court and in the classroom.
His calm demeanor and friendly personality also help to create a very family-oriented
atmosphere within the program.
Meet Chris Burks
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach