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HOF Coach Profile: BV West's Scott Wright 5/16Photo Credit: Scott Wright

Coach Wright’s coaching career, which began in 1982, included stints at Blue Valley, Blue Valley North, and Blue Valley West.

A Longtime assistant coach at Blue Valley, Scott took over as the first head football coach at newly opened Blue Valley West in 2001.

Of his many accomplishments, Blue Valley West athletic director Cindy Roach was most impressed with the love and leadership he provided his athletes. “Three of his former players are now teachers at West. That doesn’t happen by accident! That happens because of the love for each of his players.”

In 15 seasons the Jaguars won 5 district titles, 6 regional championships, 3 sectional titles, and an undefeated 2007 season which brought home a state championship to the Blue Valley West trophy case.

“Scott is the ultimate ‘players coach’,” says former assistant and current Blue Valley West head coach Josh Koerkenmeirer. “Everything is guided by what is best for the kids. He showed and told his players how much he loved them and cared for them. While he experienced a tremendous amount of success on the field, he never allowed that to determine what he did as a coach. His ultimate goal was always to create the best sons, husbands, and fathers possible.”

Former player Ryan Copp reiterates the belief that Coach Wright coaches for a higher purpose and concludes, “I believe he embodies everything coaches should strive to be: a great man, husband, father, leader and friend.”