In her second stint with the NM State volleyball team,
Wright is now in her fourth year as an assistant coach after two years as the
director of operations for the team (2008-09). Although an assistant coach now,
she also acts as the director of operations while helping with travel
arrangements, community relations and administrative duties. She was previously
an assistant coach at NM State from 1998-02.
Before returning to Las Cruces, Wright was the head coach at
Willamette University from 2002-07, while she was also an exercise science
instructor and a volunteer track and field coach. In 2004, she led the
Bearcats to a 19-6 overall record and a 13-3 mark in the Northwest Conference
with a second-place finish. The 2006 season was a rebuilding year for the
Bearcats, and while the team was young in 2007 it finished 4-22.
While Wright was an assistant at NM State from 1998-02, she
was also a volleyball theory instructor for the physical education
department. She was also an assistant women's track and field coach for
the Aggies in 1998 and worked with the throwers such as the javelin, discuss
and shot put.
Wright brings plenty of coaching experience to the team as
she was an assistant coach at Utah State from 1997-98. Before she took
the job at USU, Wright coached in NCAA Division III as the head coach at Upper
Iowa University for five seasons (1992-96) and was an assistant coach at The
Claremont College for two seasons (1990-91).
Wright graduated from the University of La Verne in 1991,
and she competed in volleyball, softball, basketball, and track and field at
the Division III level. Wright was La Verne's Sportswoman of the Year in
1989, capping a year in which she was the conference's most valuable player and
was named the NCAA III National Champion in the javelin. She was an
All-America selection three times in track and field and was inducted into the
La Verne Hall of Fame in 1998.