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September 30th, 2010
Texas State football coach Brad Wright adresses Bear Club

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Texas State head football coach Brad Wright speaking at the San Marcos Academy Bear Club.

STAFF REPORT

Texas State’s head football coach Brad Wright was recently the guest speaker at the monthly San Marcos Academy (SMA) Bear Club Meeting.

The meeting members included both Texas State Bobcat and SMA Bears fans and heard Wright speak on recent Bobcat gridiron battles.

Speaking about the Texas State game against Southern Arkansas, Wright described the circumstances of their victory.

“Ever since I arrived on the coaching staff in 2004, we have not always played our best against Division II schools, ” said Wright.  “It was a great character check for our young men because when the going got tough, our guys got going. We picked it up and ended up with 28 straight points. ”

Wright is an alumnus of Texas state and feels strongly about the area.

“It is one of those situations where I have played here, gone to school here, graduated from Texas State,” he said. “I have a lot more invested in it than your regular old head coach coming through trying to move on to the next place.”

Wright was teammates at Texas State with SMA head coach Les Davis and worked with SMA assistant coach Peter Garza.

“I’ve got lifelong friends here at the university and this community,” said Wright. “I have a lifelong friend since 1977, SMA head football coach Les Davis. I thought it was the most unbelievable hire in the whole world when the academy got to hire him. Then, all of a sudden you have Peter Garza — how amazing is that? I was fortunate enough to work with both of those guys at Canyon High School.

“You not only hired two quality coaches,” Wright continued. “But even better, you got two quality men in those guys. I commend you on that.”

The Bear Club of San Marcos Academy has grown in membership to more than 100 companies and individuals in less than seven months. To join SMA’s Bear Club contact Oswalt by email at oswaltr@smba.org or call (512) 353-2400.

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