Anthony Wright, a member of the U of L staff for seven years, is in his fifth season overseeing the academic support for the Cardinals' basketball team as Director of Academic Services.
Wright's supportive efforts have helped the Cardinals earn nearly a 3.0 GPA for six straight semesters and the Cardinals won the 2010-11 BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence Award in posting the highest collective GPA among men's basketball teams.
A native of Scotch Plains, N.J., Wright previously worked with the men's basketball teams at Arizona (2001-04) and Iowa State (2004).
Wright was a two-time All-American wide receiver at Maine. He holds school records in single season receptions (88), yards (1,169) and catches in a game (17). He is the only receiver in Maine history to have two back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons.
Wright earned a bachelor's degree in history from Maine in 1999. He earned a master's degree in Special Education from U of L in 2008.