Jay Wright: A look back on 400 Wins

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

A milestone considered by Coach Wright as "very humbling".

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The Journey began in 1994 at the "Mile High Classic" in Colorado when the Hofstra Pride defeated Cornell, 82-56, giving Jay Wright his first victory as a head coach.

399 victories later, Wright is on the Main Line guiding the #6 Villanova Wildcats.

Nova's 70-53 victory over Seton Hall on Friday not only improved the Wildcats' record 21-2 but it gave Jay Wright his 400th Career victory as a head coach.

Following that game, when asked about the milestone, Coach Wright noted, "It's very humbling, and I just feel very fortunate to coach at Villanova. Whoever coaches at Villanova is going to get a lot of wins."

Across his two stops as the head man on the bench, Wright posted 122 victories with the Pride and then 278 at 'Nova since arriving on the Main Line in advance of the 2001-02 season.

Of those 400 wins for the 2006 Naismith Coach of the Year, 124 came from the Big East regular season, 76 from the America East Regular Season, 12 from the NCAA Tournament, 4 from the NIT, and 10 from the Big East Tournament.

Looking at Wright's history, here are some interesting facts across the 134 teams he has coached against...

Winning record against- 90 Losing record against- 34

Schools with most victories against

Towson 13-1
Rutgers 13-5
Delaware 13-10

Schools with most losses against

Pittsburgh 5-12
Connecticut 5-11
Georgetown 8-10
Delaware 13-10
Drexel 11-10

Jay Wright against all opponents

School Record
School Record
School Record
Alabama 0-1
Hawaii-Pacific 1-0
Oklahoma State 0-1
Albany 2-0
Houston Baptist 1-0
Penn 12-3
American 2-0
Iona 2-2
Penn State 0-1
American (PR) 1-0
Iowa 2-0
Pittsburgh 5-12
Arizona 1-0
Kansas 2-2
Providence 12-7
Army 2-0
Kentucky 0-1
Purdue 1-0
Belmont 2-0
Lafayette 2-0
Redlands 1-0
Binghamton 1-0
La Salle 12-2
Rhode Island 1-0
Boston College 4-4
Longwood 1-0
Rider 3-0
Boston University 8-7
Lehigh 1-1
Robert Morris 1-0
Bucknell 6-0
Louisiana Tech 1-0
Rutgers 13-5
Butler 1-0
Louisville 6-6
St. John's 12-7
California 0-1
Loyola-Maryland 1-0
St. Mary's 0-1
Central Florida 1-0
Loyola Marymount 1-0
Saint Joseph's (PA) 9-4
Chaminade 0-1
LSU 1-0
Saint Louis 0-1
Cincinnati 5-4
Maine 10-4
Santa Clara 1-1
Clemson 1-0
Manhattan 2-3
Seton Hall 12-3
Colgate 2-1
Marist 1-0
Siena 1-1
College of Charleston 1-0
Marquette 8-7
Southern Cal 1-0
Colgate 2-0
Marshall 1-0
Southern Miss 0-1
Colorado 0-1
Maryland 2-1
Southwest Texas State 0-1
Columbia 2-1
Memphis 0-2
Stony Brook 10-0
Connecticut 5-11
Miami 3-3
Syracuse 11-8
Cornell 1-0
Michigan State 1-0
Temple 9-5
Creighton 0-1
Middle Tennessee State 1-0
Tennessee 0-1
Dartmouth 1-0
Missouri 0-1
Texas 1-2
Dayton 2-1
Mississippi 1-0
Towson 13-1
Delaware 13-10
Missouri- Kansas City 0-1
UCLA 3-1
Delaware State 1-0
Monmouth 6-0
UC Riverside 1-0
DePaul 9-2
Mount St. Mary's 1-0
UMBC 2-0
District of Columbia 1-0
Navy 2-0
UNC Greensboro 1-0
Drexel 11-10
NJIT 1-0
UCF 1-0
Duke 1-0
NC State 0-1
USF 7-4
Eastern Washington 1-0
New Hampshire 10-4
Vanderbilt 1-1
Fairfield 0-1
New Mexico 1-0
Vermont 8-8
Fairleigh Dickinson 1-0
New Mexico State 0-1
Villanova 0-2
Florida 1-1
Niagara 1-0
Virginia 1-0
Florida Atlantic 3-0
North Carolina 0-3
VMI 1-0
Florida International 2-0
North Carolina State 0-1
Virginia Tech 4-1
Fordham 6-1
Northeastern 11-5
West Virginia 5-8
Georgetown 8-10
Northern Illinois 1-0
Wichita State 1-0
George Mason 2-1
Northwood 1-0
Xavier 1-2
Georgia Tech 1-1
Notre Dame 6-8
Yale 0-1
Grambling 1-0
Ohio State 0-1
Youngstown State 2-0
Hartford 11-4
Oklahoma 2-0



Congrats again Coach Wright. The Villanova Family is very fortunate to consider you ours'.

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