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Patricia Hughes

Director of Athletics
(336) 917-5402

A native of Ireland, Trish earned her BS in physical education from Coker College in South Carolina and her MEd in physical education from the University of Montevallo in Alabama. She had a successful career as head women’s soccer coach at the University of Montevallo, where she took her team to the NCAA National Soccer Championship quarter finals in 2007 and was named coach of the year in both the Gulf South Conference and the NSCAA South Region. In athletic administration, she has served as interim athletic director, assistant athletic director for external operations, and senior women’s administrator at the University of Montevallo; as senior associate director of athletics for internal operations at the University of New Haven; and as director of operations and director of the soccer academy at Lake Norman Soccer Club.