Red Hawk baseball adds Houston Wright to coaching staff

Red Hawk baseball adds Houston Wright to coaching staff

HICKORY, N.C. — The Catawba Valley Community College baseball program has announced the hiring of Houston Wright to its coaching staff.

"The addition of Houston Wright to our coaching staff is a big one," said CVCC baseball head coach Marshall McDonald. "His knowledge and passion for the game is top notch. He will be a huge asset in the development of our younger players. I think it's a great honor to give Houston his first opportunity at coaching."

Wright, who played college baseball at Spartanburg Methodist and the University of Tennessee-Martin, is a two-time first team All-Region 10 Division I selection.

In 2019, Wright also earned Region 10 Player of the Year and was named NJCAA All-American.

Wright's role on McDonald's coaching staff will include being in charge of infielders, assisting with hitters and also serving as the program's camp director.  

"I'm very blessed to be a part of the CVCC baseball program," Wright said. "I'm glad Marshall McDonald took a chance on me, and I could not thank him enough for that. With the talent that we have with the bats, this is going to be very special this upcoming year. I hope to pass my knowledge on to these guys here at CVCC. This year is going to be one to remember for the CVCC baseball program."