Tank Wright Joins Football Staff as Defensive Line Coach
Army West Point head Football coach Jeff Monken has announced the addition of Tenarius "Tank" Wright as the Defensive Line Coach. "We are excited to welcome Tank Wright to the Army West Point staff," Monken said. "Coach Woody worked closely with Tank at Michigan and has raved about his energy and passion for teaching and coaching. His experience working with one of the top programs in the country will excite our players and bring a new approach to the development of our defensive line."
Named one of college football's rising stars in 2019, Wright joins the Black Knights' defensive staff after serving as the Associate Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at Michigan for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. While with the Wolverines, Wright helped coach and mentor two first-round draft picks, two third-round draft picks and a fifth-round pick as well.
Prior to his time with Michigan, Wright was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at his Alma Mater Arkansas. The Razorbacks saw a first-round draft pick and 13 other draft picks in the top rounds. "It's an honor and a privilege to serve as the defensive line coach here at the United States Military Academy," Wright said. "Having the opportunity to work for Coach Monken and Nate Woody is truly a blessing. I look forward to impacting the fine young men here at West Point as we represent the proud tradition of Army Football."
Wright was a standout at Arkansas from 2008-12 as a linebacker/defensive end. He posted nine sacks and 20 tackles for loss. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before trying out for the Kansas City Chiefs in a rookie mini-camp, but ultimately returned to his alma mater to join the strength and conditioning staff.
Wright graduated from Arkansas in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Wright now lives in Highland Falls, N.Y.