Patty and Jay Wright to receive inaugural Saint Augustine Medal


VILLANOVA, PA — The Augustinian Friars of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova, will present the inaugural Saint Augustine Medal to Patty and Jay Wright.

Jay Wright is the William J. Finneran Endowed Head Coach of the Villanova Men’s basketball team. He is a two-time Naismith National Coach of the Year and the only man in Big East Conference history to be named Coach of the Year five times — including the last three in a row, and recently achieved his 500th career win as a college head coach.

Patty Wright is a graduate of Villanova University and holds a law degree from the University of Delaware.

Bill Raftery, longtime college basketball analyst, will serve as the master of ceremonies at the dinner to be held in New York City on April 27.

Augustinian Father Michael Di Gregorio, Prior Provincial of the Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova, will present the Saint Augustine Medal to the Wrights, recognizing their commitment to Augustinian values and their support of the mission of the Province.

“Patty and Jay Wright are the perfect choice to receive the inaugural Saint Augustine Medal. They are committed to the Augustinian values of truth, unity and charity. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to recognize them as worthy recipients of the first Saint Augustine Medal.”