Glenda Wright

Glenda Wright

  • Year Inducted : 2000
  • Sport : Volleyball

About Inductee


Was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in Montgomery in 2000. One of the states pioneer coaches of girls athletics, Wright spent 31 of her 34 years in coaching at Hazel Green High School, where she built one of the most successful volleyball programs in the state. Her teams won six state championships and finished in the final four 16 times. With a career record of 1,060 wins and only 433 losses, she is the second volleyball coach in the nation in most games won, behind Becky Dickinson of McGill Toolen High School in Mobile. Amazingly, Wright never had a losing season in any sport she ever coached, and she received 17 coaches of the year awards in either volleyball or track. For her remarkable record and for her efforts in helping women coaches receive coaching supplements from their schools, she was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alabama Womens Athletic Association. Born in Charleston, Mississippi, Wright attended East Tallahatchie High School and went on to college at Delta State, where she received a BS degree in education and later a masters degree. She has taught and coached in Key West, Florida, and at East Tallahatchie, but has spent most of her career at Hazel Green. Her state championship years came in 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1994.

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