Chad Wright enters his seventh season as head coach for the Pirate golf team after four years as an assistant coach. Coach Wright led the Pirates to three straight runner-up finishes in the Western State Conference in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and they were heading for another second place finish in 2020 before the Covid-19 health crisis ended the season. VC 's third place finish at the 2017 CCCAA State Championshps matched the 2009 team for the best finish in program history. VC finished third in the conference standings in 2015 and 2019.
Coach Wright grew up in Ventura, starring at Buena High School, and went on to become a two-time NCAA All-American at USC in 1995 and 1997. During that time he finished fifth at the NCAA Finals in 1995 and won three events in his senior year including the College All-American Golf Classic in El Paso, Tex.
Coach Wright went on to become an exempt player on the Canadian, Australasian, and Web.com Tours from 1998-2003. During that time he won the 2000 Canadian PGA Championship. He has since become a PGA of America Member as an instructor at River Ridge GC in Oxnard. Chad uses state of the art mobile video analysis with his team lessons using an ipad2.