Hannon Wright returns to Virginia for his third stint on the Cavalier coaching staff and will serve as the volunteer assistant under head coach Lars Tiffany.
Wright has been active on three of UVA’s national championships (1999, 2003, 2006) as both a player and a coach. Most recently, Wright was an assistant coach at UVA from 2006-09, coaching goalies and faceoff specialists. He was part of the Cavaliers’ historic 2006 NCAA title team when UVA went a perfect 17-0. After his time coaching at Virginia, Hannon joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving on active duty from 2009 to 2013. Currently a member of the reserves, he was recently promoted to major.
A 1999 graduate of UVA, Wright earned three letters as a goalie for the Cavaliers (1996, 1998-99) and was part of UVA’s 1999 NCAA title team as a player. He received the Doyle Smith Award for having the highest grade point average on the squad in 1998 and was co-winner of the team's Spirit Award as a freshman in 1996.
In addition to winning the national championship during his senior year in 1999, Virginia advanced to the 1996 NCAA finals and to the NCAA quarterfinals in 1997 and 1998 during Wright’s playing career. UVA also captured the 1997 and 1999 ACC Tournament championships.
Wright received his bachelor's degree in English from UVA in May 1999 and his law degree in 2003.
While attending UVA's law school he served as a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons, including the Cavaliers' 2003 NCAA title season. Following his graduation from law school that year, he spent six months coaching in Australia with the Bayswater Lacrosse Club of Perth.
Wright spent the 2005 lacrosse season as a volunteer assistant at Notre Dame, where he worked with goalies Joey Kemp and Steward Crosland.
Wright is part of the law firm, Early Powell, Rakness & Wright PLC working in a wide range of litigation areas from personal injury to criminal and family law. Prior to joining his current practice of law, Wright was mobilized as a reservist on active duty as a staff judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. Before returning to active duty, Hannon spent two and a half years in Virginia Beach as an associate attorney in private practice. During this same time, he volunteered for three seasons (2013-2015) coaching lacrosse part time at his high school alma mater, Norfolk Academy.A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Wright, along with his wife, Molly (M.Ed. ’09), and two young daughters, moved back to Charlottesville in 2016.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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