Wright stepping down as Clayton State Sports Information Director
MORROW, Ga. – May 30, 2012 – The
official announcement came down on Wednesday that Lee Wright is
resigning his position as Sports Information Director at Clayton
State to pursue other professional opportunities. Wright’s
last official day at Clayton State will be May 31.
“This has been a tremendous experience and I leave Clayton State with a very heavy heart,” said Wright. “Over the last six years, I have grown so much personally and professionally and will always cherish the wonderful memories and friendships that have built up here. Personally, I thank (former athletic director) Mason Barfield for giving me the opportunity to serve this institution, and there has never been a better group of coaches to be associated with than those here at Clayton State.”
Hired in March of 2006, Wright continually elevated the sports information office at Clayton State. He enhanced the publications for each sport and helped twice in the development and implementation of the Clayton State Athletics website. As a game manager, Wright initiated both live-stats and video webcasts for Clayton State men’s and women’s basketball and live-stats for Laker men’s and women’s soccer.
In addition, he also launched Clayton State Athletics’ social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter. Wright was a part of some tremendous moments during his time at Clayton State, most notably the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Champions.
In terms of postseason, Wright served as the media coordinator for the 2007 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Atlantic Regional and the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Southeast Regional. He also served as the media coordinator for the 2007 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament and the 2009 and 2010 Peach Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments.
At the national level, Wright served as the Southeast Region coordinator for six years for the Daktronics Division II Men’s Basketball All-American committee.
A nationwide search for Wright’s replacement will be beginning shortly.