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BREAKING NEWS: COACH WRIGHT RESIGNS

By mrasor Published: May 25, 2006

Softball                  


Zips softball coach Julie Wright has resigned after two years at Akron, athletic director Mack Rhoades told me last night.


In those two years, Wright has a winning record of 53-52. This year the team made its first MAC Tournament in four years with a record of 26-25.


Despite being bumped in straight games from the tournament, the year had to be considered a success with all of the underclassmen who Wright asked to play.


I am really shocked by this development. Wright seemed to really like the job, at least from my encounters with her. A poster on ZipsNation.org says she will take an assistant job at Wisconsin.


Wright is a good person and the players loved her. In that regard, I wish her luck. Rhoades declined to comment on the situation. To me, it sounds like it was strictly a career decision.

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