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.