Adam Hughes - 15 Travel Head Coach - 2021
"After experiencing a club season like never before, I'm excited to be back coaching with Metro this season. I've loved working with the club since my arrival in the DMV and it's been incredible to watch the club grow on a National level. I'm looking forward to having another great year!”
Adam Hughes is entering his 7th season with the Metro Volleyball club. He has been the head coach for the 15 Travel team for the past four years while also coaching the 17 Travel team in 2018. In that time, he has coached the girls to three Chesapeake Regional Championship titles and earned a bid each year to the USAV National Championships; three of those bids qualified them to compete in the Open division (2016,2017,2018).
Hughes was elevated to head coach of the Maryland volleyball program on Jan. 23, 2018. Previously, he served as both the associate head coach and assistant for the Terrapins over the last four years, where he was instrumental in raising the talent on the court and excitement around the program. In 2018 Hughes helped elevate the Terrapins to new heights, securing the most conference wins in program history (9). In 2015, Hughes was named a recipient of the prestigious 'Thirty Under 30' award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, which honors the top-30 up-and-coming volleyball coaches under the age of 30.
Prior to moving to Maryland, Hughes spent four years as the Director of Volleyball Operations for the Penn State Women's volleyball team, specializing in team travel, day to day operations as well as being the primary technical operator of the Data Volley and Data Video software. He was also a volunteer assistant and manager for the Nittany Lion women from 2003-08. During that time, he assisted in team training, worked with Data Volleyball and DigVid, supported recruiting efforts and served as gym coordinator for four courts during the Penn State individual and team summer camps.
During his nine seasons at Penn State, Hughes helped the Nittany Lions capture three NCAA National Championships and eight Big Ten Conference championships.
Between volunteering at Penn State and becoming the Director of Operations he spent a year as the volunteer assistant coach for the women's volleyball team at UC Irvine in 2008-09. At UCI, Hughes handled video exchange, statistical analysis, helped build scouting reports and developed and implemented practice plans.
Hughes graduated in 2006 with a degree in Economics from the Penn State Smeal School of Business.