Justin Hughes (soccer)
|Full name||Justin Hughes|
|Date of birth||April 23, 1985|
|Place of birth||Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2003–2006||North Carolina Tar Heels|
|2009||Real Maryland Monarchs||7||(0)|
|2006||United States U-23||2||(0)|
|2010–2011||Elon Phoenix (Assistant coach)|
|2010–2011||Elon Phoenix (Women's Head coach)|
|2011–2016||Creighton Bluejays (Assistant coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
College and amateur
Hughes attended Wakefield High School, where he was an NSCAA adidas All-American, played club soccer for Raleigh CASL Elite, and played college soccer at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. At UNC he was named to the All-ACC Academic Team as a junior in 2005.
Hughes was drafted in the third round (36th overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids. He played for the Rapids in the MLS Reserve Division, but never made a first team appearance, and after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in 2008, was released at the end of the year.
Hughes signed for the Real Maryland Monarchs in the USL Second Division in 2009, and made his professional debut on June 6, 2009 in a 2–0 loss to the Western Mass Pioneers. He retired August 2009 by Real Maryland Monarchs of the USL Second Division.
In June 2010 was named as the Assistant Coach of Darren Powell by the Elon University and worked besides as the Women's Soccer Head coach of the Elon Phoenix. He worked as coach by the Elon Phoenix, until June 2011 and was than transferred as Men Soccer Assistant coach to Creighton Bluejays. Hughes spent 5 seasons as an assistant coach with Creighton before deciding to leave the game and focus his career in financial investments beginning in August 2016.
- Justin Hughes - University of North Carolina Athletics
- Justin Hughes | LinkedIn
- Justin Hughes
- 2010 Men's Soccer Coaching Staff - Justin Hughes
- 2010 Women's Soccer Coaching Staff
- Justin Hughes Named Men's Soccer Assistant Coach
- Men's Soccer Assistant Justin Hughes To Join Renaissance Financial