Wright is a 20-year head coaching veteran with 13 of those years in the state of Indiana and the last five at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
"I've known Kevin for many, many years" Allen said. "He's been one of the most successful high school coaches in the country and has done a tremendous job working with some of the top talent in the country at IMG. Kevin allows us to expand our recruiting base and continue our success in the state of Florida. He's a great fit for our program in so many ways, and we are excited to welcome Kevin and his family to IU."
Wright owns an overall record of 229-65 (.779), eight Top-10 national rankings, four state championships and two state runner-up finishes as a head coach. He has mentored four national players of the year, 39 All-Americans and over 150 Division I student-athletes.
"It's very exciting to be coming home to Indiana to join the IU football program," Wright said. "Coach Allen and his staff have done a great job building a culture based on players and staff who care about each other and play the game with tremendous passion. I think Hoosier fans across the country recognize that and are excited for the future."
At IMG, Wright posted a 44-2 mark in five seasons (2015-19). The program posted three-straight undefeated seasons (2015-17) and five-consecutive Top-6 national rankings.
He guided Carmel (Ind.) High School (2010-14) to a 54-11 record and three state championship game appearances, with a title and No. 4 national ranking in 2011. Wright became the fifth coach in Indiana history to claim state titles at multiple schools.
From 2003-05, he led Indianapolis power Warren Central High School to three-consecutive state championships. The 2005 team finished the season ranked fifth in the nation and the Warriors were ranked nationally for four-consecutive years.
Wright began his head-coaching career at Noblesville (Ind.) High School (1992-98) and spent one season in charge at Louisville Trinity (2000) before moving to Warren Central (2000-05).
Prior to his stint at Carmel, he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Western Kentucky University (2007-08). The 2007 Hilltoppers finished seventh in the country in rushing offense and 28th in scoring offense.
Wright's father, Bud, is the winningest coach in Indiana high school football history and one of the top 15 all-time winningest coaches nationally. A member of the Indiana High School Football Hall of Fame, Bud is in his 53rd year at Sheridan High School.
Kevin and his wife, Elizabeth, have one daughter, Trinity (18), and one son, Will (14).