The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program announced today that Will Wright has been hired as their first full-time Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Wright will be over all High Performance Teams and Sport For All programs and will be intimately involved in the design and administration of the Strength and Conditioning center in the new Adapted Athletics Center that will open in January.
Coach Wright previously served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at LSU during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, working with the Tigers Football and Soccer programs. Prior to accepting the position at LSU, Wright worked on the strength and conditioning staff at Valdosta State University. He was a graduate assistant coordinating the strength, speed, and conditioning programs for the Blazers basketball, volleyball, and tennis programs.
Dr. Brent Hardin, Director of Adapted Athletics announced the hiring. “Coach Wright is uniquely qualified to be our first head strength and conditioning coach. He has extensive experience working with high performance collegiate teams at LSU and VSU and also has worked with student athletes with disabilities in sport settings. “We feel like this is an important next step for our program and believe Coach Wright will take us to another level in terms of injury prevention, long term health, and maximization our athletes potential in their individual high performance sports”.
Wright began his career as a student assistant at Huntingdon College during the Spring 2011 semester, while completing requirements for his Bachelor’s of Art degree in Physical Education. He received his Master’s of Science in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State University in December 2016.
He holds certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Level 2 Certified Disability Sport Specialist (CDSS) from Blaze Sports America, and Sport Performance Coach from USA Weightlifting.
In 2011, Wright’s freshmen year at Huntingdon, he started a Powerlifting career. Over the next six years he was able to set multiple State, National, and World records for three different federations (USAPL, APA, and SPF) in Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift, and Total.
Wright is married to the former Carlee Nobles of Prattville Alabama, an Elementary and Special Education teacher.
Wright is the son of Cleveland and Rita Wright and has one brother, Daniel Wright.