Killeen ISD's Ellison High School on Friday named Todd Wright its new head football coach and athletic coordinator.
Last year, Wright led Houston’s Waltrip High School to its first undefeated regular season in school history and first outright district title in 27 years. During his tenure, he led Waltrip to four consecutive state playoff appearances and 14 straight district wins.
“We are excited to have Coach Wright joining Killeen ISD and Ellison High School,” Superintendent John Craft said in a press release. “Coach Wright has done an incredible job in Houston and throughout his coaching career, and we are thrilled that he will be an Ellison Eagle.”
Wright replaces Trent Gregory who announced his retirement in January.
In 2017, Wright was named District 24-5A Coach of the Year.
In the Houston area, Gregory spearheaded the growth of female sports programs at his school, launched a community outreach program, started a community team reading program and created the Waltrip Ram Football Booster Club. Before Houston, he was a defensive and special teams coordinator for The Woodlands College Park High School, where he led the state's best rated defense in 2012.
He has also been a graduate assistant defensive coach for Utah State, a graduate assistant coach at Rice University, defensive coordinator at William Paterson University, and assistant coach and assistant recruiting coordinator for the United States Naval Academy.
Coach Wright played football at the University of Arkansas, where he was ranked in the all-time top 20 college football kickers for accuracy. He was also among the top kickers in field goals made, and he was named All-American at Arkansas in 1989.