Carroll Wright compiled an outstanding record as a head football coach at several different schools during a career spanning more than 30 years, developing a reputation for turning programs around. A graduate of Swain County High and Tennessee Tech, Wright was head football coach, women’s basketball coach and athletic director at Swain from 1960 to ’67. He spent five years at Hartsville, S.C., where he won a Lower State 4-A title and was state runner-up once, and then went to Brevard. His Brevard teams were 50-14-2 from 1974-79. His other coaching stops included West Henderson (1981-87) and Canton Pisgah (1988-93). His record at West was 57-21 and at Pisgah 53-19 for a total career mark of 232-102-8. He has served a term on the North Carolina Coaches Association Board of Directors.
July 8, 2019