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Coach Kia wright

Coach Kia was a Four time, First team All Long Island player and Suffolk County Player of the Year in 2002. She finished her high school career scoring 2,148 points in only 88 games. Coach Kia led Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School to their first Long Island Championship in 2002-2003, and also led her team to win their first New York State Championship in 2003. She furthered her basketball career accepting a full scholarship to the number 1 school in the country at the time; University of Connecticut(UConn). She later transferred to St. John's University, where she became a Four Time All-Big East Player. She lead the Big East in assists in 2005-06,  she ranks top 10 out of 11 categories in stats, she became St. John's 5th all time leading scorer with 1,536 points, and is the ONLY player in the history of St. John's University to score over 1,500 points and have over 400 assists. Upon graduating, she was listed 6th, on All-Time Assists  with 492. Celebrating her accomplishments of her hard work and effort, Coach Kia was inducted into St.John's University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015. Her most recent Hall of Fame Induction is with the 2022 Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame class. Professionally, Coach Kia has played at NY Liberty Training Camp (2008), in Puerto Rico (2009), and Croatia (2011). Injuries, and major setbacks limited Coach Kia's professional playing career, and through these trials, she developed other ways to still be around the game she grew to love since a young girl.

Her Journey

With the trials Coach Wright faced during her playing career, she still made sure to give back to the youth by offering the techniques and skills she learned over the years of playing. Coach Kia has coached on all levels starting as a volunteer coach for the St. Martins Catholic Youth League Boys program, she was an assistant coach for St. Dominic's Girls Varsity Basketball Team, she then became their middle school head coach. She made her way to coach with the Adelphi University Women's Basketball program as their assistant coach, while there she helped assist the program to becoming NE-10 Conference Champions, which was the first Conference Championship in Schools History. Coach Wright has also coached with the Long Island Storm; a Semi-Professional Women's Basketball team. She is now in her hometown at Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School, where she was the head coach of the Girls Junior Varsity team for 3 years and is now currently the Head Coach of Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School Girls Varsity Team.


the Mission

WWP’s goal is not only to develop and enhance the essential fundamentals, competitiveness, and personal character for our athletes; but also to teach them responsibility, accountability, leadership, time management, plus more towards their day to day life. 

WWP will have passionate mentors and coaches whom are highly experienced, have competed at the collegiate and professional level, and have numerous years of coaching experience.  This well-seasoned staff will teach the fundamentals of teamwork by encouraging, supporting, and preparing these young athletes physically and mentally and developing essential qualities to become successful on and off the court.

Throughout her years Coach Kia has always wanted to give back to the community by helping the youth of all ages allowing them to find their outlet. By doing so, she has committed herself to help bring positive motivation towards what the youth love to do. Basketball has been a successful journey for Coach Kia and by continuing this she created WrightWayPerformance to help others achieve their goals as well.

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