Eddie Wright’s lasting legacy in CK | Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, CKSN is collaborating with the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame to celebrate Black athletes from Chatham-Kent.
Today meet Eddie Wright, who was inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Wright was an all-around outstanding Chatham athlete, staring in hockey, baseball and football.
A former Jr. Maroon, he was a scholarship athlete at Div.1 Boston University, along with fellow Jr. Maroon and Chathamite Herb Wakabayashi.
After graduating with a B.Sc, Wright earned a M.A in Education. He then spent 40 years at the University of Buffalo as a teacher, coach and administrator.
In 2010 the university named their new practice facility the Edward L. Wright Practice Facility.
In 2010 he was also recognized for his achievements by The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society.