Volleyball Coaching Staff
Tricia Wright
Director of Operations

In her second stint with the NM State volleyball team, Wright is now the coordinator of player development after four years as an assistant coach.  She was the director of operation for the team for two years before that (2008-09).  Her duties include 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.

Position: Director of Operations
Alma Mater: La Verne
Graduating Year: 1991
Phone: 575-646-7714
Email: twr1ght@nmsu.edu

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