Wayne Wright, now in his fifth year as an assistant coach at Stanford, has overseen the most successful seasons in Cardinal history, elevating the program to a level of national prominence. A 13-year veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks, Wright brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Card coaching staff.
Under Wright’s guidance, Stanford gymnasts have broken nearly every individual and team record in the Cardinal books. In 1997, his inaugural season on The Farm, Stanford placed second at the Pac-10 Championships. 1998 and 1999 were landmark seasons for the Cardinal, as it won its first Pac-10 title in ’98 and captured the ’99 NCAA West Regional en route to a 10th-place finish at the national championships. 2000 saw Stanford again enjoy national success with two gymnasts earning three spots on All-America squads.
Prior to coming to The Farm, Wright spent eight years as an assistant coach at San Jose State. While with the Spartans, he coached the 1996 Big West Floor Champion to the NCAA Regionals. Throughout his tenure at San Jose State, Wright placed several athletes on a number of Scholastic All-America teams.
Prior to entering the collegiate ranks, Wright served as a program director and head coach of the Kokokahi Gymnastics Center in Kailua, Hawaii, where he developed Class I National Junior Olympic gymnasts. In addition, Wright worked the 1996 Olympic Games with U.S.A. Gymnastics and was on the floor when the Americans won the gold medal in Atlanta.
Wright graduated with a degree in nursing from the Academy of Health Sciences at the University of Texas and has studied physical education and recreation at the University of Hawaii. A certified Phlebotomy Technician, Wright is also a candidate for a California Nurse License.