Coordinated a special teams unit that ranked seventh nationally in kickoff return average (25.8) and eighth in punt return average (14.3) in 2012. Boasted an All-Big 12 Second Team pick in DL David King.
Turned a pupil into the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight season in 2011 as Frank Alexander was also the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Both of his starting ends were named All-Big 12 as Ronnell Lewis was placed on the first team as well. The two combined for 32 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Returned to the defensive end position for 2010, and helped Jeremy Beal rank among the top 20 nationally in tackles for loss. He ranked second among Big 12 DEs with 9.0 sacks.
Secondary ranked No. 10 nationally in pass efficiency defense in 2009. Four players received All-Big 12 honors. The `09 defense gave up fewest passing yards in Big 12.
OU added two new starters at corner in 2008, but still flourished, scoring two TDs. The Sooners led the high-scoring, pass-happy Big 12 in pass efficiency defense.
Helped 2007 OU defense to the No. 3 Big 12 defensive pass efficiency ranking. OU was second in the conference with 19 interceptions. Three DBs (Nic Harris, Reggie Smith, D.J. Wolfe) received first-team All-Big 12 honors.
In 2006, OU led the Big 12 and ranked No. 13 nationally in pass efficiency defense. All five players who started in the secondary received all-conference recognition.
Moved to the secondary in 2005. Two players earned postseason honors. The Sooners ranked No. 21 nationally in passing efficiency defense. In Big 12 games, OU ranked No. 1 in completion percentage, No. 2 in passing efficiency and No. 3 in passing yardage defense.
The 2004 DEs, Dan Cody, Jonathan Jackson and Larry Birdine, were No. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, in Big 12 sacks.
As special teams coordinator in 2004, he saw OU rank No. 1 in the Big 12 in kickoff coverage (15.7 ypr.).
In 2003, his ends had 35 TFL, 20 sacks and 59 hurries. In `02, the DEs accounted for nearly half of the team's sacks. In `01, the ends combined for 21 tackles for loss.
Under Wright's guidance, All-Big 12 receiver Mike Adams broke every UT record in 1996.
His `91 secondary led nation in pass efficiency defense.
Developed Texas K Phil Dawson, an All-SWC honoree and Lou Groza semifinalist, into the nation's top-ranked kicker.
His 1995 receiving unit was the best in the SWC with 16.8 yards/catch (107 catches for 1,796 yards and 10 TD).
Helped North Texas to 1983 league title, I-AAplayoffs.
Helped lead Texas A&I to the 1979 Division II national title.
David King (Oklahoma), Second Team All-Big 12
Ronnell Lewis (Oklahoma), All-Big 12
Frank Alexander (Oklahoma), Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year, Second Team All-American, All-Big 12
Jeremy Beal (Oklahoma), Broncos, Big 12 Def. Lineman of the Year, All-Big 12
Dominique Franks (Oklahoma), Falcons, All-Big 12
Brian Jackson (Oklahoma), Giants, All-Big 12
Nic Harris (Oklahoma), Bills
Lendy Holmes (Oklahoma), Redskins
Reggie Smith (Oklahoma), 49ers, All-Big 12
Eric Bassey (Oklahoma), Rams
Dan Cody (Oklahoma), Hendricks finalist, consensus All-Big 12 (2003-04)
Jonathan Jackson (Oklahoma), All-Big 12
Jimmy Wilkerson (Oklahoma), Saints, Honorable mention All-Big 12
Cory Heinecke (Oklahoma), Two-time honorable mention All-Big 12
Corey Callens (Oklahoma), Honorable mention All-Big 12
Priest Holmes (Texas)
Phil Dawson (Texas), Browns
Mike Adams (Texas), Browns
Lance Gunn (Texas), All-American
Stanley Richards (Texas), All-American
Winfred Tubbs (Texas), All-American
Britt Hager (Texas), All-American
Eric Metcalf (Texas)
Darrell Green (Texas A&I), NFL All-Pro