Harry Wright (American football)

Harry Charles Wright (October 4, 1919 – March 9, 1993) was an American football player and coach.[1] He played college football at the University of Notre Dame, quarterbacking the 1941 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team to an undefeated record.[2] Wright served as the head football coach at the University of Portland in 1949 and the United States Merchant Marine Academy from 1958 to 1963, compiling a career college football coaching record of 1958–1963.[3] He also worked an assistant coach for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) from 1964 to 1966 under head coach Allie Sherman. Wright was later the mayor of Sparta Township, New Jersey.[3][4]

Harry Wright
Biographical details
BornOctober 4, 1919
New York, New York
DiedMarch 9, 1993 (aged 73)
Hackensack, New Jersey
Playing career
1940–1942Notre Dame
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946–1948Aquinas Institute (NY)
1958–1963Merchant Marine
1964–1966New York Giants (off. backfield)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall35–28–1 (college)


  1. ^ "All-Time Roster" (PDF). University of Notre Dame. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Harry Wright". Sports-Reference. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Harry C. Wright, Football Player, 73". New York Times. March 13, 1993. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Harry Wright". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
Harry Wright (disambiguation)

Harry Wright (1835–1895) was an English-born American baseball player, manager and developer.

Harry Wright may also refer to:

Harry Wright (footballer, born 1888) (1888–1950), English footballer best known for playing for West Bromwich Albion, see 1912 FA Cup Final

Harry Wright (footballer, born 1900) (1900–?), English footballer best known for playing for Gillingham

Harry Wright (Australian footballer) (1870–1950), Australian rules footballer

Harry Wright (footballer, born 1909) (1909–1994), English football coach

Harry Wright (Canadian politician) (1875–?), politician in British Columbia, Canada

Harry Wright (Queensland politician) (1890–1963), member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly

Harry N. Wright (1881–1969), president of the City College of New York

Harry Wright (American football) (1919–1993), American football player and coach

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