Montrey Wright resigns as Salem High School football coach after back-to-back titles
Montrey Wright announced he stepped down as Salem High School football coach on Friday after leading the program to back-to-back sectional championships.
Wright guided the Rams to a 67-24 record, five sectional finals, consecutive Central Jersey Group 1 titles and the 2021 South/Central 1 regional crown in eight years at the helm.
“With the most ultimate respect, I will be relinquishing my position as the head football coach at Salem High School,” Wright wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to the players, coaches, managers, Salem City School District, Salem City Mayors and administrations, Salem City Police and Fire departments, news reporters, fans, and everyone else who has supported me as your Salem City Head Coach. #RG4L”
The Rams won at least eight games in every full season under Wright, and went 6-1 in the COVID-shortened 2020 campaign. Their 13-12 triumph over Paulsboro in the Central Jersey Group 1 final in 2021 was their first sectional title since 1983.
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