|Position:||Special Assistant to the Head Coach|
Joby Wright enters his second season at Georgia State as a special assistant to the head coach in 2015-16.
This past year, Wright assisted on one of the most successful seasons in program history as Georgia State won 25 games, second-most in school history, won both the Sun Belt regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament following an upset win over No. 3-seed Baylor.
Wright’s coaching career began in 1978 at Indiana under Bobby Knight where he spent nine seasons as an assistant coach. During those seasons he was a part of NCAA championship teams in 1981 and 1987, nine NCAA tournament appearances and four Big Ten titles.
In 1990, Wright was named the head coach at Miami (Ohio), leading the RedHawks to a 16-12 record in his first season. In his second year, Miami (Ohio) went 23-8, won the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship with a 13-3 record and advanced to the NCAA tournament, falling in the first round to North Carolina, 68-63.
His third season was equally successful as Miami (Ohio) went 22-9 and earned a MAC co-championship with Wright being named MAC Coach of the Year. The RedHawks went to the Postseason NIT and earned wins over Ohio State and Old Dominion.
In 1993, Wright was named the head coach at Wyoming where he finished his head coaching career in 1997 with an overall record of 114-89.
Wright played collegiately at Indiana where he scored 1,272 points. In 1971-72 he was a team captain and earned All-Big Ten honors, averaging 19.9 points per game.
He was selected in the second round (18th overall) of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics.