After one season as the head football coach at Eau Claire High School, Greg Wright has been hired by Swansea as athletics director and head football coach.

Wright took over a Shamrock program which had been winless in the three previous seasons and led them to a 3-7 record.

Before his stop at Eau Claire, Wright was at Fairfield Central for three seasons. He served as assistant athletics director, co-defensive coordinator and head strength coach for the Griffins.

A former standout at Cross High School, Wright was a North-South All-Star who walked-on at USC before earning a scholarship. He stayed at USC for three years as a graduate assistant in the academic office.

Wright takes over at Swansea for Chad Leaphart who left for the same positions at Gilbert High School. Wright says he is excited about his move to a program that is reminiscent of his hometown and a previous coaching stop.

"Being from a small community in Cross, South Carolina - going to Swansea - it definitely feels like home to me," Wright said.

"With me coaching at Fairfield (Central) in Winnsboro, definitely I have that strong family, community vibe in Swansea. So it's very enticing for me."

Wright's three-year stay at Fairfield Central certainly has prepared him to take over a program where football is very important.

"I hear the town actually shuts down for football and that totally reminds me of home. So it's definitely a pleasure and a blessing to go down there and be a part of the Swansea community.