High School Football

Former Swansea football coach gets new job in the Midlands

Swansea High School varsity football Head Coach Greg Wright has been fired by the school.
Swansea High School varsity football Head Coach Greg Wright has been fired by the school. The State File Photo

Former Swansea football coach Greg Wright has landed a new coaching job in the Midlands.

Brookland-Cayce hired Wright as the school’s co-defensive coordinator. He will work alongside Steven Kennedy. Both are former players at South Carolina.

“I am grateful to Coach Charpia, Gregg Morton, and my many friends and supporters for this opportunity to coach football this season. Brookland-Cayce is a fine school and has a great tradition and I will look forward to working with the coaches and players to hopefully make this a successful season,” Wright said in a release. “I also want to commend Greg Williams and all of my former players that I hold near and dear to my heart for the decision to continue playing for the Swansea Tigers. It makes me proud to see that our vision is still intact.

“Our kids see that this is bigger than them and that this was always about our community and the people coming behind them. I ask that they stay together as a family, stay humble, and keep grinding. They are fine young men, outstanding athletes, and I believe they have excellent futures in front of them.”

Wright wasn’t on the sidelines for last week’s scrimmage in Clinton because he had to wait on paper work to go through from the district. But B-C coach Rusty Charpia said he will be on sidelines Friday against White Knoll.

“I got to see him when he was at Eau Claire and then at Swansea and he is a very knowledgeable coach and his kids loved and respected him. He is just a good person,” Charpia said. “He is very knowledgeable, having walked on and played at South Carolina. I’m fond of guys who walked on and who earn their keep.

“We are fortunate to get a guy with head coaching experience that has been through fire. He will be a big asset to the program.”

Wright will just be coaching at B-C. He will teach at Swansea Middle School.

Swansea fired Wright last month a few weeks before the startof his third season. He is suing Lexington Four School district for $300,000.

Wright, who led the Tigers two a pair of playoff appearances, attended a couple of Brookland-Cayce practices to watch and was at the Bearcats’ scrimmage against Berkeley.

Swansea football coach Greg Wright and attorney J. Paul Porter talk to reporters after Lexington 4 School board decides not to reinstate him.

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