VICTORIA, Texas - Monday marked the dawn of a new are for VISD athletics.
Bobby Jack Wright, former associate head coach for the Oklahoma Sooners and co-defensive coordinator for the team from 2005-2010, began his tenure as VISD Athletics Director on Monday. The longtime coach replaces Leonard McAngus, whose retirement became officially on Friday.
Wright, 68, has a long coaching legacy both in the Crossroads and at the highest national collegiate ranks. After graduating from Southwest Texas State, he took his first job as an assistant coach in Edna, where his wife's family still lives. Wright would go on to coach at Texas for a decade before taking a job with the Sooners in 1999, working in Norman until 2014. He won a National Championship with OU in 2000.
"Any time you take a job you always look at your programs individually," Wright said Monday of his objectives in his new role. "Here in Victoria we feel like it ought to be a place that's competitive in every level, at every sport."
Wright had been retired for the past three years before deciding to apply for the vacancy with VISD. At the time of his departure from Oklahoma, he had earned more Big 12 Championship rings than any player or coach in conference history.