June 27, 2013

2013 Coaching Changes


Hughes Hired as Head Coach at Oklahoma


Former Virginia Tech head coach Pete Hughes (left) has been hired to lead the program at Oklahoma.


Hughes had a record of 222-174 (.561) in the past seven seasons with the Hokies. Virginia Tech won at least 30 contests in each of the past five years, including a pair of 40-win seasons. The Hokies earned bids to the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and 2013. Virginia Tech hosted a regional for the first time this past season while posting an overall mark of 40-22. The Hokies were 15-14 in the ACC and reached the championship game of the ACC Tournament. Virginia Tech lost to Oklahoma in the final game of the Blacksburg Regional.


Prior to his time in Blacksburg, Hughes spent eight years as head coach at Boston College. He registered a mark of 250-156-2 (.615) with the Eagles. His 2005 squad set a program record with 37 wins. Hughes was Big East Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2002, New England Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2005, while earning ABCA Northeast Region Coach-of-the-Year honors in 2000.


Including two seasons as head coach at Trinity University (1997-98), Hughes has a career record of 524-385-2 (.576) in 17 years as a head coach.


A native of Brockton, Mass., Hughes graduated from Davidson in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and anthropology. He was a third baseman and four-year letterman with the Wildcats, serving as a captain during his senior year. Hughes was a four-year starter at quarterback on the Davidson football team.


Hughes and his wife, Debby, have five children: sons Thomas (15), Hal (13), Dominic (11) and PJ (7), and a daughter Grace (9).


(photo courtesy of Virginia Tech Media Relations)