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Sheridan Has The 'Wright' Stuff - 400 Wins
(10-8-16) How do you keep a Head Coaching job for nearly 50 years at the same school? Larry 'Bud' Wright at Sheridan (Indiana) has the right formula. Wright put the cherry on the top of his career with his 400th win 49-6 over Taylor on Friday night. With the win Wright is now 400-187-2 in his coaching career. He has the most wins of any coach in the Hoosier State.
Behind Wright in Indiana, the two coaches next in line have both retired:
NAME * retired SCHOOL WINS LOSSES TIES 2. Jerry Brewer* Jasper 368 105 2 3. Chris Geesman* Penn 339 66 3
Wright and his Blackhawks have played in the IHSAA State Finals, eleven times and won nine of those Class A title games, in 1980, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Wright has also been to 10 semi-state, 14 regional, and 19 sectional championships.
During his tenure from 2005 to 2008 the Blackhawks won 44 straight games.
State championship scores
November 14, 1980 - Sheridan 27, North Judson 0 November 23, 1984 - Sheridan 19, North Judson 10 November 17, 1987 - Sheridan 10, Jimtown 0 November 25, 1988 - Sheridan 59, Bremen 0 November 27, 1992 - Sheridan 6, Cardinal Ritter 0 November 27, 1998 - Sheridan 56, North White 33 November 25, 2005 - Sheridan 21, Knightstown 7 November 24, 2006 - Sheridan 34, Cardinal Ritter 28 - OT November 23, 2007 - Sheridan 34, Rockville 28Wright was inducted into the Indiana High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame 14 years ago in 2002.
Wright's 400 wins also makes him one of the top all-time coaches in the NFHS record book.
One thing we know about Sheridan football over the years, they always had the 'WRIGHT' stuff.
1991 Ohio High School Regional Championship basketball game. Last second shot by Jill Froning for unranked Celina wins the game over Ohio's #1 rated Pickerington (were also rated in USA Today Top 5)...Celina went on to win the Ohio D1 State Championsip game. Game was played at Bellefontaine HS, Dave Schmidt doing the play-by-by for Celina Cable TV.