Florida SouthWestern women’s basketball head coach Kristie Ward announced the addition of Rabun Wright to her coaching staff as an assistant coach in July 2018.
Wright joins the Buccaneers after spending two seasons as an assistant at NCAA Division II Shorter University.
Wright served as graduate assistant for the Pirates during the 2016-17 season, before spending the 2017-18 campaign as an assistant coach.
Prior to her stint at Shorter, Wright spent time overseas working with multiple sports ministry programs in Malta, Italy and Germany. In addition to organizing numerous sports camps throughout Italy, and participating in sports based leadership training in Germany, she worked hand in hand with the International Olympic committee in Malta. Rabun also trained players competing for Malta’s National Team.
A student-athlete on the University of Northern Alabama Women’s Basketball team from 2012-2015, Wright helped re-establish the FCA chapter at the University and led a small group bible study for women athletes on campus. During the summer of her sophomore year, Rabun worked as a media manager for the basketball venue at the National Special Olympic Games.
Rabun is a 2012 graduate of Rabun County High School in Clayton, Georgia where she helped lead her team to the school’s first ever region championship. Rabun was a Wendy’s Heisman Athlete recipient, All-Region player, Piedmont Tournament MVP, and was selected to compete for the North/South All-Star game in 2012. Rabun was also selected as the All-Tournament Point Guard at the 2010 Wilson Smith All Star Game in Zolfingen, Switzerland.
Wright graduated Cum Laude from UNA with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and she earned her master’s degree from Shorter University in Business Administration (Sports Management).