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Jerry Wright

Class of 2001· Disciplines(s): Women's Artistic· Men's Artistic· Inducted as: Coach Contributor

Jerry Wright judged more than 1100 meets in his 30 years, which included 15 National Open Championships, 11 NCAA Championships, and various international meets in Europe, North America, and South America.

He served as the first National Gymnastics Judges Association West Technical Director and was a four-time nominee to judge the Olympic Games.

The Indiana University graduate who helped found the Men’s National Gymnastics Judges Association was the 2001 USA Gymnastics Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Wright coached men’s and women’s gymnastics in Division II for 18 years and was a volunteer coach at the University of Southern California. His contributions earned him the 1996 National College Coaches Association Honorary Lifetime Membership Award.

Wright also served four years on the Olympic Compulsory Committee during his career.