Coach Hughes began his teaching career in 1983 at Ranch Heights Elementary and moved to Madison Middle School in 1986, which is when he began coaching football, basketball and golf. Hughes taught at Madison until 2012 and in 2011 he became the Bruins Assistant Athletic Director, which is the title he still holds.
Over the years Hughes has taken 17 of the 24 girls’ golf teams to the state tournament, which was his main goal as their coach. During five of the seven years in which the team did not qualify for state they still had individual golfers who qualified. As the Assistant Athletic Director Coach Hughes has watched nine Bruin teams win state championships with multiple individuals winning state championships as well.