Founder & CEO: George Wright-Easy

George Wright-Easy

"He strives to give back and help young people achieve their athletic goals, all the while making them see beyond the sport."

 

George Wright-Easy, Founder of WrightWay Skills, is on a mission. He has made it a goal to lend a hand to the youth of his hometown and to give back to the community where he was raised. George moved from the island of Jamaica to Everett, Massachusetts with his mother and siblings. He witnessed his mother tirelessly work four jobs to provide for her family. She instilled this work ethic in her children while constantly stressing the importance of receiving a solid education.

Wright-Easy picked up a basketball for the first time, and he forever changed. He used the game as an outlet to refocus from distractions. He would play every day – basketball became his life. After a standout career at Everett High School, he attended Maine Central Institute (which at the time was the #1 Basketball Preparatory School in the country). After only a year at Maine Central, Wright-Easy received a full athletic scholarship to St. Francis University in Pennsylvania where he played both basketball and football.

At St. Francis, Wright-Easy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Business. After earning his degree, Wright-Easy coached basketball at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for two seasons. Then, he worked for Everett Public Schools as an unassigned teacher for four years. George spent the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons serving as a graduate assistant coach on the men’s basketball team at Providence College. He is proud to have served under the coaching staff that revitalized the basketball program at Providence College.

In the 2012- 2013 preseason, Providence College was predicted to finish in last place in the Big East conference. They were able to exceed expectations by winning enough games to earn a postseason berth in the NIT for the first time in 10 years. For the 2013-2014 season, they took the momentum built in the 2012-2013 season to emerge victorious. Providence College earned its first Big East Championship in over 20 years and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years.

Wright-Easy is honored and motivated to take the lessons he learned while working with the Providence College coaching staff to strengthen the WrightWay Skills basketball program. Furthermore, George is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education Administration which has provided him with formal guidance counseling skills and administrative training he will need to successfully work with our youth beyond basketball.

Finally, Mr. Wright-Easy has personally mentored and trained several Division 1 and professional athletes. Specifically, George has worked closely with Nerlens Noel and Ricky Ledo – both drafted into the 2013 NBA DRAFT. Mentoring and developing young athletes has always been a foremost passion of his life.

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