VIDEO: Montrey Wright Takes Over for Salem FootballPosted:
SALEM - Montrey Wright helped turn the Salem High School football program around as an assistant coach. Now it’s Wright’s turn to lead the Rams as the school’s new head coach.
He is taking over for Dennis Thomas, who accepted the head coaching position at Millville. Wright assisted Thomas for the last two seasons, guiding what was a winless team in 2012 to six wins the following year. Then an appearance in the Group I South title game last season. Wright is a 2006 Salem High School grad, and he’s hit the ground running with the Rams this summer.
“Just, focus – 110 percent. Keeping the kids motivated," said Wright. "Just knowing the kids. You know, just putting all that together. And actually, being here from Salem, makes it that much easier. Because you know, we’re like a village. We all know the community. We all know the parents. That plays a huge factor here. So just being from Salem is amazing.”
Wright played his college football at Rowan, graduating in 2011. The Salem Rams open their 2015 campaign at Pitman on Friday, September 11th.