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Rusty Wright, Treasurer

Rusty Wright serves as the treasurer of Soldiers To Sidelines. Wright is an assistant football coach at Johns Hopkins University and the managing partner of Amber Hill Advisors, a CFO consulting business focused on start-up enterprises.

Off the field, Wright has worked in several corporate finance and financial advisory roles. In 2007, he joined FBR & Co. as an investment banker advising financial institutions on capital raising and FDIC acquisitions. From 2012 to 2016, Wright was a managing director at Promontory Interfinancial Network LLC. He has been involved in over $7 billion of public and private capital raises and financial advisory assignments.

 

In 2017, Wright was running backs coach and helped lead a 9-2 Centennial Conference champion Johns Hopkins offense that averaged 513.7 yards and 40.6 points per game. The Hopkins offense was one of only two teams in the nation to finish the season averaging 325 yards passing and 175 yards rushing per game and was fourth in total first downs (256). Under Wright’s guidance, senior running back Ryan Cary was a first team Centennial Conference performer with 1,009 all-purpose yards, including 556 yards rushing and 38 receptions.

Prior to Johns Hopkins, he was the wide receivers coach at his alma mater, Bridgewater (VA) College. Wright helped the Eagles to a 17-13 record from 2014-16 and was instrumental in building an offense that averaged better than 360 yards and just under 28 points per game during his three-year tenure. Two of Wright's wide receivers earned All-ODAC honors under his direction and two of his players finished in the top 10 in Bridgewater history in career receptions.

A frequent guest speaker at football camps and clinics, Wright has served as an assistant coach at several USA Football Camps. Wright was also a member of the Bridgewater football team from 2000-02 and served as a student assistant coach in 2003. He helped the Eagles to a 45-6 record from 2000-03 and was a member of the 2001 team that finished as the national runner-up after dropping a tight 30-27 decision to Mount Union in the Stagg Bowl. The Eagles claimed three ODAC titles and two NCAA South Region championships during Wright's career.

He earned his bachelor of science in economics from Bridgewater in 2004. In 2007, he earned his Juris Doctorate from George Mason University's School of Law and is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

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