EAC welcomes new women’s assistant basketball coach

Contributed Photo/Courtesy EAC: EAC is pleased to welcome its newest women’s assistant basketball coach, Kenosha “KeKe” Wright.

By Taryn Lamb

THATCHER — Kenosha “KeKe” Wright, EAC’s new assistant women’s basketball coach, was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she attended Canyon Springs High School. While there, she averaged 13.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in 2010-11 to capture Northeast League MVP honors as a senior as well as being a four-year letter winner.

She became the first player in Gillette (Wyoming) College history to earn NJCAA All-American honors, leading her squad to a program-best 28-6 record as a sophomore in 2012-13. She led Region IX in scoring at 17.7 points per game (11th nationally), and ranked fourth with 8.9 rebounds per game, averaged 2.2 steals, 1.0 blocks and shot 52.7 percent (207-393) from the field.

Wright attended the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she earned honorable mention at the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), averaging 9.4 points for the Seawolves and eventually won the GNAC regular-season and tournament titles with a 29-2 overall record.

Following college, she went on to play professionally in Queensland, Australia for the Suncoast Clippers.

In addition to her work as EAC’s assistant women’s basketball coach, Wright runs a side business providing basketball training to young boys and girls ages 5-18, who are looking to get better and work hard to get to the next level. She also works with athletes who just want to develop more skills.

“The competition to ‘make the team’ is fierce at any level,” Wright said. “Personal training – working on developing and improving skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, and conditioning – is something young athletes can do that will make them better and improve their game.”

To learn more about Wright’s training sessions call or text her at (702) 860-4447 or email her at keke.wright@eac.edu.