Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez (D-Shafter) led the California State Senate Monday in honoring Fresno State head softball coach Margie Wright for her career accomplishments and for recently being named the Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for the sixth time in her career.
During Monday’s Session, Florez presented a resolution to Wright on the Senate floor with other state senators present.
“While sports like football and basketball tend to get the publicity and attention, Margie’s record of accomplishments would be hard to top for any coach in any support, and I am very proud to honor her for her tremendous success,” said Florez.
“Team sports give students a wonderful foundation for success in any field they pursue, and Margie has been a great mentor and example to countless young women in the Valley.”
Wright has led the Bulldogs to 28-straight NCAA Tournaments, an NCAA record. The ‘Dogs this past season won the WAC regular season and tournament championship while Wright won her 300th WAC game, becoming the only coach in the history of the conference to reach that milestone.
In 24 years as head coach at Fresno State, Wright has led the Bulldogs to the Women’s College World Series 10 times while winning the school’s first-ever national championship in 1998.
Among the players to come through Coach Wright’s softball program at Fresno State are 15 Olympians, eight professional athletes, 53 All-Americans, 16 Academic All-Americans and two No. 1 draft picks.