Coaching Carousel: Western Illinois to Hire Billy Wright

USA TODAY Sports

Western Illinois has acted fast since Jim Molinari's resignation and is set to make Billy Wright the head coach.

Follow Mid-Major Madness' Full Coaching Carousel COVERAGE!

Jim Molinari resigned last week at Western Illinois to take a job as an assistant under Tim Miles at Nebraska. It didn't take the Leathernecks long to find Molinari's replacement as they have tabbed Billy Wright to take over.

Wright spent the last year as an assistant at Ball State but was previously under Molinari at Western Illinois for five years. Wright was the team's associate head coach his last three years with the Leathernecks. He was part of Western Illinois' trips to the CBI Tournament, which is the Leathernecks only two postseason performances on the Division I level.

Before coming to Western Illinois, Wright was a high school coach in the Indianapolis area. Wright might be most famous for coach Marcus and Jeff Teague in high school, as well as Courtney Lee.

Western Illinois was 10-20 this past year and is just one season removed from a 22 win campaign.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mid-Major Madness

You must be a member of Mid-Major Madness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mid-Major Madness. You should read them.

Join Mid-Major Madness

You must be a member of Mid-Major Madness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mid-Major Madness. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker