|Alma mater||Davidson '90|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Hamilton (NY) (asst. football)
Hamilton (NY) (asst. baseball)
Northeastern (asst. football)
Northeastern (asst. baseball)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Big East Coach of the Year: 2000, 2002
Pete Hughes is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team. He served as the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies baseball team. He held that position from 2007 to 2013.
After growing up in Brockton, Massachusetts, Hughes attended Boston College High School, lettering in both baseball and football for the Eagles. Hughes then was a four year starting quarterback at Davidson College. He also played third base for the Wildcats baseball team.
After completing college, Hughes became an assistant coach for both baseball and football at Hamilton College. He stayed there for one academic year before moving to Northeastern in the same dual capacity. After five years, he decided to focus on baseball and landed his first head coaching job at Trinity College in Texas. Taking just two seasons to improve the Tigers to a conference championship, Hughes was hired by Boston College after the 1998 season. His success with the Eagles was also immediate, improving Boston College's record by nine wins in his first year. Hughes picked up a variety of Coach of the Year awards in his second season, including awards from the Big East Conference and regional selectors of the American Baseball Coaches Association. He would earn more such honors in 2002 and 2005. He also led the Eagles to the Big East Conference Baseball Tournament five times in seven years. Boston College had only appeared in the tournament once prior to his arrival.
Hughes was hired as head coach at Virginia Tech beginning in the 2007 season, replacing Hall of Famer Chuck Hartman, who had led the Hokies for the previous 28 years. Hughes has rebuilt the Hokies into a power, bringing the team back into the national rankings and to the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament on a regular basis. Hughes earned a three year contract extension after the 2009 season.
Head coaching records
|Trinity Tigers (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1997–1998)|
|1997||Trinity||19-19||9-8||2nd (West)||SCAC Tournament|
|1998||Trinity||33-11||15-3||1st (West)||SCAC Tournament|
|Boston College Eagles (Big East Conference) (1999–2005)|
|2000||Boston College||35-20||12-11||5th||Big East Tournament|
|2002||Boston College||30-25||15-11||t-3rd||Big East Tournament|
|2004||Boston College||32-27||15-9||4th||Big East Tournament|
|2005||Boston College||37-20||17-8||2nd||Big East Tournament|
|Boston College Eagles (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2006)|
|2006||Boston College||28-25-1||9-21||5th (Atlantic)|
|Virginia Tech Hokies (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2007–2013)|
|2007||Virginia Tech||23-31||7-23||6th (Coastal)|
|2008||Virginia Tech||23-32||6-24||6th (Coastal)|
|2009||Virginia Tech||32-21||12-17||6th (Coastal)|
|2010||Virginia Tech||40-22||16-14||4th (Coastal)||ACC Tournament
NCAA Columbia Regional
|2011||Virginia Tech||30-25||11-19||5th (Coastal)|
|2012||Virginia Tech||34-21||11-19||5th (Coastal)|
|2013||Virginia Tech||40-22||15-14||3rd (Coastal)||ACC Tournament
NCAA Blacksburg Regional
|Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12 Conference) (2014–present)|
|2014||Oklahoma||28-27||8-16||8th||Big 12 Tournament|
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