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Jay Wright coaches class of ‘22 as Villanova commencement speaker

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.

I’m so proud to be a part of you today. I hope you will consider me to be an honorary member of the class of 2022." For over 20 years, the name Jay Wright has been synonymous with the university.

Over that time, he inspired the student body with his prowess and knowledge on the court.He brought that energy to the stage to mentor the entire class of 2022 as the commencement speaker."Live your life for others. Be kind and selfless.

Be smart and be a lifetime learner. Never stop learning," Wright said.Sophia Scoboria had just earned her Chemical Engineering degree and said the whole campus petitioned to have Wright as the speaker, when they found out he was retiring a few weeks ago."We never get to see him other

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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.
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Legendary Villanova men’s basketball coach Jay Wright will discuss his retirement during a Friday morning press conference where a long-time assistant of his will be introduced as his successor. The news of Wright’s retirement broke on Wednesday night and he soon confirmed his decision with a brief statement on social media. "It's time for us to enter a new era of Villanova basketball," Wright said in a statement. "After 35 years in coaching, I am proud and excited to hand over the reins to Villanova's next coach.

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