OLLU announces Chris Wright as new head coach for men’s basketball

OLLU has announced the hiring of Chris Wright as the new men’s basketball head coach. Wright joins the Saints in their 10th season as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). He will start today.

Vice President for Student Life/Athletic Director Jack Hank commented, “I am excited to welcome Chris to our Saints family. He brings a wealth of experience and he has a record of success at the collegiate level that I found very impressive. Our basketball program has accomplished quite a few significant milestones throughout its nine years, and I look forward to seeing him continue the atmosphere of excellence as the team enters its 10th season in 2018-2019.” Wright comes to OLLU from Central Baptist College (CBC), a member of the NAIA and the American Midwest Conference, located in Conway, Ark. In his first season there, he led the Mustangs to a 21-9 record, and he guided the team to the program’s first NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 ranking, as well as the team’s first-ever NAIA National Championship Tournament appearance. Read full story here.