After 27 years as the Fresno State softball head coach, Margie Wright has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2012. More >>
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -
Margie Wright says the time is right for her to retire after 27 seasons at Fresno State.
The winningest head coach in the history of college softball waged her share of gender equity battles with the University, but says she is still standing. And Wright plans to continue that fight in retirement.
Wright, who guided the 1998 team to the school's first national championship, never had a losing season with the Bulldogs. Fresno State is the only school in history to qualify for the NCAA Regionals every year they have been staged.
In addition to building a perennial power on the field, Wright was also the driving force behind the construction of Bulldog Diamond, a state of the art softball stadium.
Wright plans to return to her native Illinois. But first things first. The Bulldogs open the WAC Championship Tournament later this week in Las Cruces, New Mexico.