Jay Wright, the men's basketball coach at Villanova, announced his resignation on Wednesday night after 21 years as the Wildcats' coach.

After seven seasons as the head coach at Hofstra, Wright, 60, took over at Villanova in 2001

 He gradually transformed the Wildcats into one of the greatest college basketball programs in the country.

Under Wright, Villanova advanced to four Final Fours and won the national title in 2016 and 2018

Wright has a 642-282 record as a head coach in 28 seasons, winning 10 regular-season conference titles, seven conference tournament championships, and two national Championships

Villanova advanced to the Final Four last season, but were defeated by eventual winner Kansas.

Kyle Neptune, who was named the next head coach at Villanova, will be his successor.

Neptune worked as an assistant coach under Wright for eight years before taking over as Fordham's head coach this past season.

Despite his departure from coaching, Wright will continue at Villanova as a "Special Assistant to the President."