New Madison High School softball coach Camry Wright started playing softball when she was eight. She grew to love the game, the competitiveness, and the friends she made. After mentioning her time as a college softball player at BYU-Hawaii while speaking in a church service, a fellow churchgoer invited her to coach her young daughter’s team. Then, when her husband saw an ad for an assistant coach at North Fremont High, he encouraged Wright to apply.

“I felt that love that I had for playing softball even grow more in coaching,” Wright said. “I just felt like it was a calling.”

Fast forward, and Wright is now looking forward to her new position as head coach at Madison High School.

As a coach, Wright hopes to pass lessons onto the girls she coaches. She credits softball for teaching her lessons that she says have helped her get through harder moments in life. Wright learned to persevere and take failure as an opportunity for learning and growth.

“Something that will help this season, and just in sports in general, is allowing yourself to fail. Then going from there taking the steps you need to not fail the next time,” Wright said.

She calls this “failing forward.” Wright looks forward to working with the other coaching staff. She loves helping players learn and grow on and off the field.

The team’s season will begin in the spring.