Wright out as St. Louis head football coach

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After two average seasons, Matt Wright will not be retained as head football coach for the St. Louis Crusaders, school officials announced Thursday.

Wright first took over the program in 2012 after working as an assistant under former coach Darnell Arceneaux.

During his tenure, the Crusaders went 11-8 and only 1-7 against Division I ILH opponents, Kamehameha and Punahou.

"Over the two years, the program hasn't progressed like I would've liked it to," St. Louis athletic director Ed Paola said. "In discussions with Matt, I told him that I just needed to make a change and look for somebody to move the program to where I want it to go."

Paola says the job will be posted soon and he's looking to hire someone in late January or Early February.

Wright is the latest to join a growing list of former St. Louis head coaches.  The program has had four different leaders since 2007.  Arceneaux won a title in 2010, but resigned after two seasons. Before him, John Hao and Delbert Tengan held the positions.

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