Anne Wright Crutchfield
Anne Wright Crutchfield, a native of Franklin County, Virginia, was a four-year letter winner on the Emory & Henry College basketball team during the 1985 to 1989 seasons. Crutchfield commanded the paint as a forward and was the first woman in ODAC history to be a four-year all-conference selection.
As a junior, Crutchfield led the Wasps to an 18-7 record and the 1988 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship. She is the only player in Emory & Henry women’s basketball history to average more than 13 points a game in each of her four seasons. Crutchfield concluded her playing career for the Wasps with 1,262 points which at the time was atop the all-time scoring list.
Since graduating in 1989, Crutchfield has worked with young people on and off the basketball court. After spending 24 years teaching and coaching at Patrick Henry High School, Martinsville High School, and Franklin County High School posting an overall record of 141-72 at the high school ranks. She led her teams to four district tournament titles, coached three VHSL all-state players and earned three district coach of the year awards. Crutchfield returned to her Alma Matter in 2014 as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.
Crutchfield was inducted into the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. She and her husband Jon Crutchfield (E&H ’91) have three daughters. Haley graduated from Emory & Henry in the spring of 2014 while Emily is currently enrolled at E&H. Their youngest daughter Maggie is currently in high school.