Coach Hughes has coached on the high school, collegiate and professional levels, enjoying success at every level.
Professionally, Coach Hughes has coached in the United States Basketball League, the International Basketball Association, and the North American Premier Basketball League (now the TBL).
In the USBL, Hughes was the Associate Head Coach and Assistant GM with the New Hampshire Thunder Loons. Tom served as the VP/GM and Head Coach with the Kansas Cagerz. During his first season, the Cagerz were Southern Division Champions–going undefeated on their home court. The following season the Cagerz finished second. Hughes was selected to coach the USBL All-Star game against Darryl Dawkins. He spent one season with the Dodge City Legend, serving as Associate Head Coach and Assistant GM. For the next two seasons, Hughes advised the Nebraska Cranes.
On the collegiate level, Hughes coached both Men and Women’s programs. At Wentworth Military Academy and College, Tom retired as the winningest coach in the program history. His 2012-13 team were NJCAA Region 16 Co-Champions. At Wentworth, Hughes produced three NJCAA All-Americans.
During his four year stint at Kansas Wesleyan University, Hughes coached both the Men and Women’s program. His Women’s team won back to back USCAA National Championships, and finished second once. He also served as Women’s Volleyball Coach, winning a USCAA National Championship and two NAIA District Championship. He earned USCAA “National Coach of the Year” in both basketball and volleyball. He helped produce three All-American at KWU.
Asa high school coach, Tom coached multiple sports including Football, Basketball, Track and Golf. Tom coached on the High School level in Kansas City, Missouri and Georgia.
Tom has two daughters, Lauren and Kaitlin, who live in Lee’s Summit, MO. Lauren has one daughter, Halle. Kaitlin is married to Alex. They have one daughter, Brielle.
Off the court–Tom loves spending time with his family. He enjoys traveling. And, he is an avid photographer.