Alynn Squier Wright ’78, attended Brigham Young University, Napa Valley College, and graduated from Santa Clara in 1983 with a degree in psychology. She went on to receive her teaching credential from National University in 1989. While at Santa Clara Alynn played two years of volleyball and one year of soccer and served as the volunteer graduate assistant to the women's volleyball team in 1982 while training on the soccer team.
In 1984, she traveled to Taiwan representing the US in the first international women's soccer tournament sponsored by FIFA while continuing to play volleyball. Alynn played two years for the Sacramento Stars of the Women's Professional Volleyball League and played in the USVBA adult nationals in 1997-1999 earning gold, silver and bronze medals.
Over the past 30 years, Alynn has been working in Catholic education and in 1986, she moved to the Sacramento area where she is currently beginning her 24th season as the head volleyball coach at St. Francis High School. She also teaches first grade at Our Lady of the Assumption.
During her 24-year tenure at St. Francis the teams have earned 18 league championships, 11 Sac-Joaquin Section championships (in 3 different divisions), and have made 15 NorCal championship appearances. They won the NorCal Championship and State Championship in 2005. Alynn was named National Coach of the Year by the Girls and Women in Sports Foundation in 1993; Sac-Joaquin Role Model Coach in 2005; and has coached four All-American players, including her own daughter.
Alynn has also coached club volleyball over the past 20 years with ten of her teams qualifying for the Junior Nationals. She is currently the Delta River League representative and is on the State Volleyball Commission Board.
Alynn and her husband Phil of 27 years live in Fair Oaks and have three children Chris (25), Taryn (24), and Steven (17).