Longtime Sheridan Football Coach Bud Wright Honored With Museum Exhibit – Hamilton County Reporter


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Curator Connie Mossburg (left) leads museum assistant Brenden White (center) and Historical Society president Ron Stone (right) as they prepare to place a photo of coach Bud Wright in the football exhibition. (Photo provided)

The Sheridan Historical Society is busy building an exhibit honoring the Bud Wright era of football at Sheridan Community Schools. Wright, famous for winning nine state football championships during his tenure at Sheridan, is ‘most successful’ football coach in Indiana history, and will be honored at exhibition in full view. It is estimated that the exhibition will be open to the public by next spring.

One problem, however, is that Coach Wright still coaches the team and a final display can be years away. The museum thanks the individuals and alumni who have contributed and continue to support the museum’s efforts to honor Coach Wright and his championship teams.

Football is not the only sport in the spotlight at the museum. In the 1950s, coach Larry Hobbs had an outstanding series of basketball teams and there is a large display of their triumphs in the museum. While they might be a bit older than Bud’s Boys, there are still plenty of Hobbs players out there as well as a lot of Hobbs-era cheerleaders. For the past several years, Hobbs players and cheerleaders have celebrated an annual reunion luncheon every May. If you are one of those special Hobbs people and would like to attend the reunion, please contact the museum at (317) 758-5054 for more information.

The Revitalized Sheridan Historical Society Museum is located at 315 S. Main St., Sheridan. The museum is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday afternoons, and the Museum and / or Boxley Cabin in Veterans Park can be opened by special arrangement by calling (317) 758-5054.

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