VILLANOVA, Pa. - Friday night parents proudly watched Villanova students’ hard work culminate with a walk across the stage as graduates.
As they start the next chapter of their lives, they had a special commencement speaker, one who is also turning the page at Villanova.Hall of Fame and NCAA national champion men’s basketball coach Jay Wright took the stage for one more inspiring speech."I love you too," Wright said to the crowd as he prepared to speak.The stadium full of loving family members, not to cheer on a sports team, but to congratulate their soon-to-be-graduates.
They were there to praise the efforts of the students that worked so hard to earn their degrees and to listen to the wise words of their beloved coach and, oddly enough, fellow member of the class of 2022.MORE HEADLINES:The students will forever be known as the class that graduated despite the trials and tribulations of the pandemic."I’m in awe of each one of you," Wright said. "Your determination, resiliency and fortitude will go down in history.