The 2009-10 season will mark Missy Wright's second season as the Spartan's volunteer assistant. Wright brings with her quality coaching experience. A 2003 graduate of Purdue University, Wright was a four-time letterwinner with the Boilermaker tennis program, finishing with 63 doubles wins, ranking her in the top-10 all-time in career doubles wins at Purdue. Wright will work primarily in the development of the Spartans mental toughness.
Wright currently serves as the tennis professional and director of mental toughness training for sports program at the Michigan Athletic Club (MAC) in East Lansing, Mich. Her duties include working with nationally-ranked youths and adults for mental toughness training. Three of her athletes have obtained collegiate tennis scholarships. She has designed and developed the sport psychology program and has conducted over 400 hours of mental skills consulting while at the MAC, and over 700 hours overall.
Previously, Wright served as volunteer assistant coach at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro during the 2004-05 season. While at UNC-Greensboro, she helped her student-athletes work on development and tactical play, as well as strengthening their mental toughness.
Her collegiate career highlights include defeating the third-ranked and defending national champion pairing of Amanda Augustus and Amy Jensen from Cal with partner Jennifer Embry. Wright earned a doubles ranking of 10th in the 1999 preseason ITA poll, the highest of her career. Wright is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and was the Boilermakers team captain during her senior season. She was ranked nationally in doubles for three consecutive seasons and ranked as high as 24th in doubles during the regular season.
A native of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Wright currently resides in Lansing, Mich. Wright has obtained a masters degree in sports psychology from Michigan State and a bachelors degree in psychology from Purdue University.
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