Greg Wright came in with a game plan and executed it to the best of his ability. But it didn't matter.
Wright, who was fired recently as the head football coach at Swansea High School, came to a special session of the board who invited Wright to speak in executive session. After some deliberation, a school board member returned to open session where in front of a room full of Wright's supporters, she read a prepared statement that informed those present that no action would be taken to overturn the decision, which basically upholds the school's decision to fire Wright.
After the statement was read, Wright spoke briefly to the media where he thanked his supporters for spending their Thursday night with him.
"I appreciate the board hearing me here tonight," Wright said.
"I appreciate the support from the community and I will continue to fight for our community and our kids. They are always going to be my number one priority, without a doubt. But this is God's plan, not man. I asked the Lord to use me and I have to allow Him to do that and I trust Him wholeheartedly.”
Wright's lawyer, Lewis Cromer, will hold a noon news conference on Friday where it's expected he will announce a lawsuit on behalf of his client.
Wright was 7-15 in his two years at Swansea, making the playoffs both years but losing in the first round. Before coming to Swansea, he won three games in the 2015 season at Eau Claire High School. He took over an Eau Claire program which had been winless for the previous three seasons.