NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MARCH 31: Villanova head coach Jay Wright speaks during a press conference before the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on March 31, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

By Dylan MacKinnon

Well, this was certainly a shocking tweet to see. According to Shams Charania, Jay Wright is “seriously contemplating retiring.”

Jay Wright is coming off a Final 4 run with a team few picked to make any noise this NCAA Tourney. In his 21-year tenure at Villanova, he has won 520 games, made four Final 4s, and won two National Championships. He is the school’s all-time leader in wins and is third All-Time in the NCAA. He won his first title in this moment which may just be the most dramatic in NCAA history.

Charania went on to report that Fordham University coach Kyle Neptune is expected to be Villanova’s choice to replace him. Neptune started his coaching career under Jay Wright as a Video Coordinator. He was on staff for a Final 4 appearance in 2009. Neptune would leave for 3 years to be an assistant coach at Niagara, before returning for 8 years as an assistant coach under Jay Wright. He was there for both National Championships. Last year was his first year as a head coach at Fordham, but he will now return to Nova to replace his former mentor.

It is unclear what is next for Wright, but his time at Villanova is over.