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Margie Wright
Margie Wright

Warrensburg, Ill.

High School:



Women's Basketball (1971-74)

Inducted: 1979

Four-year basketball and softball letterwinner and a three-year letterwinner in field hockey ... pitched professional softball for 34 years, with three seasons in the Women's Professional Softball League and 30 years in the ASA Major Women's Division ... 1977 International Pro Softball Association's Rookie of the Year with a 24-10 record ... coached at Illinois State for six seasons (163-92-2) after her tenure at Metamora High and Eastern Illinois ... led the Redbirds to the 1981 AIAW College World Series and three-consecutive state titles (1980-82) ... currently the head softball coach at Fresno State, where she has compiled more than 1,300 wins, a national title (1998) and 10 College World Series appearances ... all-time winningest NCAA fastpitch coach (1,345) ... has been named coach of the year 10 times and has won 17 conference titles ... led Fresno State to 24-consecutive NCAA postseason appearances ... won a gold medal as an assistant coach in the 1991 Pan-American games ... coached the United States to a World Championship title in 1994 ... won a gold medal as an assistant coach at the 1996 Olympics ... first coach to lead the U.S. National Team to the World Title in 1998 ... United States Olympic Committee as National Coach of the Year in 1998 ... member of 12 hall of fames.