Ann Wright was appointed as UC Santa Barbara's diving coach in September of 2011. Wright is critical in helping the Gauchos' resurrect their diving program, which was brought back last season after an 11-year absence.
Wright has an extensive background as a diving coach. Currently, she serves as the Birmingham High School and Oxnard District dive coach, in addition to assisting at Mission Viejo Dive Camps.
She served as the Los Angeles Valley College dive coach for four seasons (2007-10) and spent three summers with the Navy Diving Camp. Wright spent nine seasons coaching diving and swimming for the Saginaw Schools.
Wright attended Clarion State College in Pennsylvania where she served as an assistant diving coach (1976-79).
During her coaching tenure, she has been named Michigan's High School Diving Coach of the Year multiple times, has coached three high school State Champions, 12 All-State divers, 67 All-Americans, 35 Junior National qualifiers, five Senior National Qualifiers, seven Junior National Champions and has had three divers named to the Junior National Team.
As an athlete, she was a High School All-American, All-State and an AIAW All-American on the one and three-meter boards.