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Margie Wright is the Wheatland Spikes Director of Player Development. In 27 seasons as head coach of the Fresno State softball program, Margie Wright directed the Bulldogsto a national title (1998) while guiding the program to the NCAA Women’s College World Series 10 times out of the program’s 12 appearances. As the first NCAA Division I softball coach and the 24th overall in NCAA Division I history, regardless of sport, to amass 1,000 Division I career victories and the first to tally 1,400 fast pitch wins, she wrapped up a 27-year school mark of 1,294-450-1 (.742) and a 33-year career record of 1,457-542-3 (.729).
She became the NCAA’s all-time winningest softball coach in 2000 and garnered: 10 conference coach of the year honors, 17 outright or shared conference titles, three WAC tournament championships, and 10 regional championship crowns while leading Fresno State to 26 consecutive NCAA postseason appearances.
She also ranks second all-time in career victories among NCAA Division I coaches in all sports. She was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000, the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2001, and the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
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