Wright to be Honored at NFCA Convention
Nov. 30, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State head softball coach Margie Wright is being presented Thursday with the Easton Victory Club award at the NFCA National Convention for earning her 1,400th career victory this past season.
Wright, who became the NCAA's all-time winningest softball coach in 2000, is entering her 27th season as coach of the Bulldogs. She won her 1,400th career game on March 15, 2011 when Bulldogs defeated Bradley, 3-2.
The ten-time conference coach of the year boasts 17 outright or shared conference titles, three WAC tournament championships, 10 regional championship crowns while leading Fresno State to 26 consecutive NCAA postseason appearances. She led the Bulldogs to the 1998 National Championship.
After garnering her 1,400th career win last spring, the 2012 season is primed to be an historic milestone season for Wright. She enters the year 14 games shy of coaching her 1,700th game at Fresno State (1,686 games), 42 games shy of capturing 1,300 victories at Fresno State and 57 shy of coaching her 2,000th game (1,943).
Wright, who was the first head coach to boast 1,000-plus school and Division I career wins at one school, is the only head coach in the history of the Bulldogs' softball program to garner region coach of the year honors (seven times) and is the third head coach at Fresno State to be recognized as a National Coach of the Year (1998). While the "New" Bulldog Diamond surpassed the 500,000 fan mark in 2009 and home attendance broke the 700,000 mark overall in 2011, Wright owns a 640-130-1 (.831) all-time record at Bulldog Diamond.