Longtime Kentucky high school coach joins Transy staff

Lexington, Ky. – Transylvania University men's basketball head coach Brian Lane announced the hiring of Steve Wright as assistant coach on Friday.

Wright's appointment as Transylvania's newest assistant men's basketball coach marks a homecoming to the state of Kentucky for a legend at the high school ranks, who brings recent collegiate coaching experience to Don Lane Court.

A native of Florence, Kentucky, Wright provides a wealth of coaching experience in his newest role at Transylvania.

After compiling a record of 697-247 over 38 years at the high school level in Kentucky, Wright spent the past year as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida under head coach Steve Ridder, also a coach with Kentucky ties.

"I am happy that we were able to lure Steve back to the Bluegrass State from Florida," said Lane of Wright's hire. "He is one of the most respected basketball coaches in Kentucky and his experience at Embry-Riddle this past year certainly is a huge plus."

"What an honor and privilege it is to join the coaching staff at Transylvania University and work with Brian Lane to continue to build a great program in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference," said Wright. "I want to thank Steve Ridder and athletic director John Phillips at Embry-Riddle for the opportunity they gave me to transition to college coaching."

Of Wright's plentiful achievements in the coaching realm, perhaps one that shines brightest over his storied career was when the development-oriented coach led South Laurel to a KHSAA State Championship in 2005.

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