Wright Celebration Scheduled for Sunday

June 6, 2012

By Jason Clay

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FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State softball fans are invited out to Bulldog Diamond this Sunday for a celebration to honor retiring Bulldog softball coach Margie Wright.

The scheduled 90-minute celebration will begin at 1 p.m. and is free to all Bulldog fans.

After 27 seasons guiding the Fresno State program to unparalleled success, Wright is retiring as the NCAA's all-time winningest coach.

Over the course of her 33-year coaching career, which included six seasons at Illinois State (1980-85), she compiled a 1,457-542-3 (.728) record.

In 27 seasons at Fresno State, Wright led the Bulldogs to a 1,294-450-1 (.742) record, the Women's College World Series 10 times and the school's first-ever national championship in any team sport in 1998.

A number of guest speakers will be on hand Sunday to reminisce on Wright's iconic career, including former players, Jack Lengyl, the Athletic Director who first hired her at Fresno State, and a host of other speakers from the program and in the community.

There will also be a meet and greet for everyone in attendance under a tent in the right-field area at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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