Coach Alan Al­bright in­ducted into Cal­i­for­nia Wrestling Hall of Fame

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Lana Hiskey

Alan Al­bright, coun­selor at Span­ish Fork High School, was in­ducted into the Cal­i­for­nia Wrestling Hall of Fame last month.

When asked about be­ing in­ducted into the Cal­i­for­nia Wrestling Hall of Fame, Al­bright said, “One of the high­lights is get­ting to see my for­mer coaches and friends that made a dif­fer­ence in my life.”

Al­bright was a two-time Cal­i­for­nia In­ter­scholas­tic Fed­er­a­tion South­ern Sec­tion Cham­pion and a high school First Team All-Amer­i­can at Nor­walk High School in Cal­i­for­nia. He had a high school ca­reer record of 102 wins with four losses. He was un­de­feated in his ju­nior and se­nior years. Al­bright was a high school Na­tional Freestyle Cham­pion and Third Place in the World in 1971 in Tokyo, Ja­pan. He was a Big 8 Con­fer­ence Cham­pion and a Na­tional Col­le­giate Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Di­vi­sion I “All-Amer­i­can” at Ok­la­homa State Univer­sity.

In 1984, Al­bright coached Span­ish Fork High School to its first state wrestling cham­pi­onship ever. Coach Al­bright was named High School Coach of the Year in 1984.

Coach Al­bright then be­came the Head Wrestling Coach at Brigham Young Univer­sity for 10 years. Coach Al­bright’s BYU teams won two Western Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Cham­pi­onships. Al­bright was named WAC Coach of the Year twice. His teams won the Western NCAA Re­gion­als and Pri­vate Univer­sity Na­tional Cham­pi­onship. Al­bright was named Na­tional Pri­vate Univer­sity Coach of the Year along with his teams be­ing the Num­ber One Aca­demic Team in the na­tion.

Af­ter BYU, Alan re­turned to a decade-long ca­reer of coach­ing at Span­ish Fork High School and is cur­rently a coun­selor at Span­ish Fork High.

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