The Times' sports editor Justin Dodd recently sat down with Sheridan football coach Bud Wright for a lengthy conversation. Here is a recap of that conversation.
The game of football has evolved by leaps and bounds over the years. However, in Sheridan, one thing that remains constant is Larry “Bud” Wright standing on the sidelines at high school football games.
Wright, who is in his 50th season as the Sheridan Blackhawks head coach, is a living legend.
Last Friday night, former players and coaches under Wright’s leadership gathered on the track prior to kickoff to honor the guy who has amassed 395 career wins -- the most by any football coach in Indiana history.
While the number of people who gathered on the track was a staggering amount, it’s only a fraction of the lives that Wright has been able to touch over his career.