Jody Wright has served in some capacity at Fulton high school for more than thirty years.
Jody Wright is set to be inducted into the GKSHOF
Wright's colleague and Fulton football coach Rob black had high praise for Jody when asked about his time at Fulton, "I mean you think of a guy going into the Hall of Fame and sometimes that’s a guy that has finished his work and is done and now everybody is going back and voting him in, but he’s still working. He’s got the gym named after him, he’s played for I don’t know how many state titles and won several. So very deserving. It has been neat to watch him build this program from ground level to where it is now.”
Over he past thirty four seasons, Wright has led the Falcons to state titles in 2008, 2009 and 2016. He’s also led Fulton to five runner-up finishes in the state including this last season.
Wright said it's the players, not the trophies that stand out in his mind, "“You know, just so many great kids. That’s the thing that you think about. Trophies, they gather dust in a trophy case. The relationships, they last forever. Of course you remember the really special moments. You remember the losses in the state championship, but more than anything else, I think it’s the relationship you have with your players.”
The Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for July 25th.