Simply A Minute: May Jay Wright Stepping Down Be Half a Rising Pattern Amongst Coaches?

After 21 seasons as Villanova basketball head coach Jay Wright officially resigned on Wednesday, sending shock waves through college athletics.

He had coached the Wildcats to national championships in 2016 and 2018 and four appearances in the NCAA Final Four. At age 60, he’s done coaching.

And he’s far from alone.

Men’s basketball’s all-time winningest coach Mike Krzyzewski coached his final season in 2021–22, while longtime North Carolina coach Roy Williams stepped down a year ago and was replaced internally by Hubert Davis.

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