Basketball Coach Receives National Women in Sports Honor

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Copiague School District celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day by honoring Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School junior varsity girls basketball coach Kia Wright at the team’s last home game. 
Ms. Wright was a standout athlete during her time in the Copiague School District,  earning a spot as one of the top scorers on Long Island by amassing 2,148 points in her high school career. She was an All-Long Island and All-State player who helped the Eagles win two Long Island titles and a state championship in 2003.

Ms. Wright played at St. John’s University, where she was a four-time Big East player and the only player in school history to score more than 1,500 points and more than 400 assists in a career. After graduating from St. Johns, she competed at the professional ranks for Puerto Rico and Croatia, and in 2015 was inducted into the St. John’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ms. Wright has been an assistant coach for the Adelphi Panthers and is currently in her third year as the junior varsity girls basketball head coach for Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.