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Apollo Wright
Current position
TitleSpecial Teams Coordinator
TeamNew Mexico
ConferenceMountain West
Annual salary$166,250[1]
Playing career

Apollo Wright is an American football coach and former player. He is the current Special teams coordinator and Quarterback coach at the University of New Mexico. He has been a special teams coach for the majority of his career while coaching at the FCS and FBS levels of college football.

Coaching careerEdit

After Wright’s playing career ended, he was the assistant defensive backs coach at La Salle in 1998.[2]

He spent the spring of 1999 as graduate assistant at Wagner, before re-joining the La Salle staff as a full-time assistant coaching the defensive backs and assisting with special teams for the 1999 and 2000 seasons.[3]

He then moved on to Villanova from 2001-2006. He was the running back coach all six seasons and added special teams coordinator to his titles for the last three seasons.[3]

From 2007 through 2012, Wright was at Florida International. From 2007-2009, he coordinated the special teams and coaching the cornerbacks. In 2009, he moved to the offensive side of the ball, coaching the running backs while still coordinating the special teams from 2009-2011. In 2012 he coached to running backs but was no longer the special teams coordinator.[3]

In 2013, Apollo Wright joined the staff at New Mexico as running backs coach. He held the same responsibilities in 2014. Prior to the 2015 season, Wright was made the special teams coordinator. The next year, Wright moved in to his current role as special teams coordinator and quarterbacks coach.[3]

Playing careerEdit

Apollo Wright played quarterback at Cheyney University from 1994-1997, starting for two years.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He and his wife, Melanie, have three sons. They have twins, Jayden and Michael, and the third son’s name is Mason.[3]


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