Wright Named Aggies' Running Backs Coach

Bryan Wright
(Univ. of Michigan courtesy)

Jan. 22, 2013

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis head football coach Ron Gould reached into the Big Ten Conference for the latest addition to his staff, announcing Tuesday that the University of Michigan's Bryan Wright will become the Aggies' running back coach.

Wright, a 2007 graduate of Shepherd University in West Virginia, was part of the Wolverines' coaching staff the past six seasons, most recently as an offensive graduate assistant coach, after beginning as a staff intern. He spent two seasons at West Virginia as the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach prior to joining Michigan's program.

Michigan advanced to the Outback Bowl this past season.

Wright began his collegiate playing career at West Virginia in 2002, earning Rookie of the Year and Weight Lifter of the Year honors from the Mountaineers as a running back and kick returner.

He transferred to Shepherd University for his final two seasons in 2006-07. The Rams won a pair of West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles and advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs.

Wright earned his bachelor's degree in fitness and exercise science before receiving his master's in athletic coaching education from West Virginia.

He is married to his wife, Jade.