The 2015-16 academic year will be Scott Wright's 4th as the head coach of Regis College women's volleyball program. In addition to his coaching duties, Wright acts as the Athletic Department's Equipment Manager. Wright spent 2012 as the interim head coach for the Regis Men's program and brings over 14 years of coaching and player experience at the high school, club, and collegiate level.
Coach Wright received his Beach Impact certification recently which has assisted him in his venture to introduce more beach volleyball to younger players. This past May, he and fellow coaches began a club program. The program currently runs in various areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire at local public beaches and offers all levels of players the opportunity to compete year round.
Wright grew up in Salem, N.H. graduating from Salem High School as a dual sport athlete. He was a four-year athlete for Rivier University (NH) in Men's Volleyball. He earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and after leaving Rivier, Scott spent two years working for the state of Massachusetts as a Social worker while continuing to coach the Salem High School boys volleyball program and Nor'East club.
Wright's playing career was spent at Rivier University in Nashua, N.H., including two as captain, and helped the Raiders to a top-10 ranking in the nation from 2005-2009. At Rivier, Scott left the program as an MVP, two-time GNAC 1st team selection, ranked in career and season highs in block and hitting percentage as well as aces per set. Wright is also an active player in New England and competes in both indoor and outdoor volleyball tournaments at the open level and has competed in the USAV National Volleyball Championships for the past seven years at the AA and A level receiving a 3rd place medal in 2010.
Wright also serves as the New England Collegiate Conference's representative for the New England Women's Volleyball Association's Division III Regional Advisory Committee, NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Regional Advisory Committee, and AVCA Men's All-American Committee.
Wright received his Beach Impact certification recently which has assisted him in his venture to introduce more beach volleyball to younger players. This expirence will be useful in developing the indoor program here at Regis. This past May he and fellow coaches began a club program, The program currently runs in various areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire at local public beaches and offers all levels of players the opportunity to compete year round.
Scott Wright's Volleyball Coaching Experience:
- Regis College Head Coach 2012-present
- Nor'East 18 Elite 2 Head Coach 2010-2012
- Varsity Head Coach at Salem High School 2010-2011
- Nor'East 18 Elite Assistant Coach 2009
- Junior Varsity Coach at Salem High School 2006-2010
- Nor'East 17 Elite Head Coach 2006-2008
Highlights from Women's Volleyball past Seasons:
- 2014 NECC Coach of the Year
- First ever NCAA appearance (1 of 64 participants)
- First ever NECC Conference Champions
- Final win/loss record 24-9 overall, Undefeated in Conference play (8-0)
- First ever selection as Championship host team
- Records setting win percentage
- Record setting overall wins
- Three players named NECC Fall All-Academic Team; Danielle Aguinaldo, Samantha Bliss, Kristina Del Rey
- Four All NECC Tournament Selections; Nicole Connolly, Crystina Lathrop, Graciella Molinari, Kristina Del Rey
- NECC Tournament MVP; Kristina Del Rey
- Finished the Season with a NECC Finals Appearance, 2nd place finishing
- Earned NECC first round by claiming 2nd seed in conference
- Final win/loss record of 14-18 overall, 6-2 in conference
- Three Players named All NECC Tournament; Vanessa Noesi, Kristina Del Rey were All NECC First Team, Sara Gold was All NECC Second Team
- Earned NECC first round playoff berth as the 3rd seed
- Final win/loss record of 15-17 overall, 5-3 in conference
- Highest finish in program history, NECC Finals Appearance
- Two players, Sara Gold, Marilia Ramos earned NECC All-Tournament Team honors; Sara Gold was recognized with All-Conference First-Team, Vanessa Noesi with All-Conference Second-Team