Pete Hughes

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Pete Hughes
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Oklahoma
Biographical details
Born Brockton, Massachusetts
Alma mater Davidson '90
Playing career
Davidson football
Davidson baseball
Position(s) QB, 3B
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Hamilton (NY) (asst. football)
Hamilton (NY) (asst. baseball)
Northeastern (asst. football)
Northeastern (asst. baseball)
Trinity (TX)
Boston College
Virginia Tech
Head coaching record
Overall 484-363-1
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.[1]

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1][2][3] Hughes earned a three year contract extension after the 2009 season.[4]

Head coaching records[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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
Trinity: 52-30 24-11
Boston College Eagles (Big East Conference) (1999–2005)
1999 Boston College 26-21 10-15 9th
2000 Boston College 35-20 12-11 5th Big East Tournament
2001 Boston College 29-22 11-13 8th
2002 Boston College 30-25 15-11 t-3rd Big East Tournament
2003 Boston College 33-21 13-11 5th
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)
Boston College: 250-181-1 102-99
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
Virginia Tech: 222-174 78-130
Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12 Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Oklahoma 28-27 8-16 8th Big 12 Tournament
Oklahoma: 28-27 8-16
Total: 524-385-1

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Pete Hughes". Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mark Berman (May 19, 2010). "VT baseball coach Hughes builds national power". Roanoke Times. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pete Hughes deserves a little respect". May 25, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hokies baseball coach Pete Hughes gets contract extension". Daily Press. July 16, 2009. 
  5. ^ "2012 SCAC Spring Record Book". Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012 Big East Conference Baseball Media Guide". Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Media Guide". Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Standings". Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Record Book". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.