Men's Lacrosse Volunteer Assistant Coach
Hannon Wright, veteran of two national championships at the University of Virginia as a player and coach, is in his first season as a volunteer assistant coach for Notre Dame after filling the same role at his alma mater in 2002 and [apos]03. In addition to other duties, he will work with the Irish goalies, including third-year starter Stewart Crosland and rookie prospect Joey Kemp.
Wright was a reserve goalie for the Cavaliers from 1996-99, earning three monograms and appearing in nine games. During his career, UVa won the 1999 national championship, reached the NCAA final in 1997, and advanced to the national semis in [apos]98. As a rookie, Wright shared the team[apos]s Rixey Award for inspirational play, following that up with the [apos]98 E. Doyle Smith Award for boasting the squad[apos]s highest grade-point average. He was a co-winner of the Unsung Hero Award in his final campaign.
A 1999 graduate with a degree in English, Wright first enrolled in law school at William & Mary before transferring to Virginia[apos]s School of Law for his final two years of study. During that time, he was a volunteer assistant for Cavalier teams that reached the NCAA semifinals in 2002 and won the national title in [apos]03.
A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Wright graduated from Norfolk Academy in 1995 after being a two-time all-prep standout in lacrosse.