Hank Hughes


Position: Defensive Linemen

Hank Hughes was a two-year starting linebacker at Springfield College. He went into coaching at the University of Albany directly after his playing career. Hughes has over 30 years of defensive line coaching experience at the collegiate level and World American League.

Hughes has made stops at Nebraska, UCONN, Memphis, Harvard and a host of other schools. He has led his players to two Big East Championships and has been named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.

Playing Career

  • College: Springfield College (1975-1979)

Coaching Highlights

  • University of Albany (1979)
  • Springfield College (1980)
  • Northeastern University (1981)
  • Lafayette College (1982-1984)
  • James Madison University (1985-1990)
  • Montreal Machine (1991 to 1992)
  • University of Cincinnati (1993)
  • Harvard University (1994 to 1997)
  • University of Memphis (1998 to 2000)
  • University of Connecticut (2001 to 2013)
  • University of Cincinnati (2014)
  • University of Nebraska (2015)

Career Highlights

  • Top 10 rushing defense – Nebraska (2016)
  • Foster Farm’s Bowl champion
  • American Athletic Conference Co-Champion (2014)
  • 2x Big East Conference Championship winner (2007 and 2010)
  • Named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston (2009)

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