After 30 years of pacing the sidelines as a football coach, Coach Carror “C” Wright is retiring from teaching and coaching and joining the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) as the Associate Director for Compliance at the end of this school term. Wright says it just feels time to put down the clipboard.
Wright certainly won a lot of games and had plenty of highlights in his time as a high school football head coach in this state. Wright spent time as an assistant coach at West Laurens, Johnson County, Baldwin, Worth County and Lowndes. He did some great things as head coach of programs, building Northeast (Macon) into a playoff regular, taking Dougherty to a state title game and leading a downtrodden Southwest (Macon) program to the playoffs twice in six years. But his impact on the players he coached has gone well beyond the field. And many times, that’s the kind of coach a school wants, and more importantly needs. Wright’s influence was seen as much in the halls of the schools and community as it was on the field. He did things the right way, focusing on helping the players become better young men as much as he did molding them into stronger players.
Wright is a 30-year teaching and coaching veteran and currently the Region 2-AAA representative on the GHSA State Executive Committee. Originally from Wrightsville, Wright is a graduate of Johnson County High School and Ft. Valley State University where he excelled in football and track. He earned a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is a former past president of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.
As the GHSA Associate Director for Compliance, Wright will be responsible for investigating eligibility matters and association rules violations. He will also serve as the GHSA liaison to high school and college coaches with administrative duties in the coaches’ education program. He will also supervise GHSA initiatives in sportsmanship.
Coach Wright and his wife Sue, formerly of Sylvester, reside in Byron. They have two daughters, Maresa Wright of Macon and O’Sheta Wright Harris of Fort Valley, and one grandson Justin Harris. His in-laws are Mr. John and Mrs. Marye Wright of Albany.