Villanova's Jay Wright to receive John R. Wooden Award's 'Legends of Coaching' honor

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Villanova head coach Jay Wright.

Villanova head basketball coach Jay Wright will receive the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor, the Los Angeles Athletic Club, which administers the award, announced Tuesday.

Wright will be given the award during the fourth annual ESPN College Basketball Awards on April 6, 2018.

“The ‘Legends of Coaching’ honor recognizes coaches who exemplify coach Wooden’s high standard of coaching success and personal integrity,” the Los Angeles Athletic Club said in a press release.

The honorees are chosen based on “character, success on the court, graduation rate of student-athletes in their basketball program, coaching philosophy, and identification with the goals of the John R. Wooden Award.”

Wright, who has won more than 500 games during his 23-year coaching career, has been named Big East Coach of the Year five times and led Villanova to a national title in 2016.