HAMPTON, Va. -- Frank Hughes, the former head boys’ soccer coach at Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, was announced today as the new Hampton University Women’s Soccer Head Coach. Hughes replaces John McNabb who served as the head coach during the 2015 inaugural season and will serve as a volunteer assistant this season.
Hughes had served as the Kecoughtan High School varsity boys coach for 10 years finishing with a record of 101-70-11. His 2016 team finished 8-5-2 in Virginia Group 5A, PenSouth Conference action and advanced to regionals. While at Kecoughtan, his teams won the Peninsula District five times, district tournament champions twice and earned six Eastern Regional bids. His 2008 team advanced to the Virginia Group AAA State Quarterfinals falling to the eventual state champions.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to coach at such a prestigious school as Hampton University and cannot wait to get started on the season,” said Hughes. “This is the program’s second season and I look forward to building a successful foundation for the future. Coach McNabb and Coach (Morgan) Thomas have been very helpful in the transition and I cannot thank them enough for making it as smooth as possible,” he added.
Hughes has been involved in soccer from age six with travel teams, high school and coaching. He graduated from Kecoughtan High School in 1988 and was a member of a very strong soccer team throughout his high school days as the Warriors didn’t lose a Peninsula District contest in his four years. A knee injury the summer after graduation derailed college playing, but his love for the game moved into coaching.
He has coached at various levels from travel teams to high school since 1989, earning his United States Soccer Federation National “D” License and has helped train individually players for high school and college since 1998.