Track & Field: Ragin' Cajuns Name Terry Hughes Assistant Coach
Matt Sullivan, Associate Director of Athletics Communications
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns track and field coach officially completed his 2019 coaching staff on Tuesday when he announced the addition of Terry Hughes as the throws coach.
The hiring of Hughes, a native of Prairieville, La., and a former Dutchtown High product, is subject to approval from the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors.
Prior to his appointment at Louisiana, Hughes served as a volunteer assistant coach at LSU during the 2016-17 season, where he assisted in the training of all throwing events. He gained experience in all off-track facets, including recruiting, travel accommodations, scheduling, administration of home meets, academic success, equipment management, sports marketing and community service projects.
"We are really excited to have Coach Hughes with us as part of the Ragin' Cajuns family," Badeaux said. "He came out of a great throws program and interned under one of the best throws coaches in the country. He came very highly recommended and will be a tremendous asset to our program."
During his track and field career, Hughes competed in four different events during his four seasons at LSU from 2013-16. He participated in the indoor weight throw and discus, hammer and javelin throws. An NCAA Championships qualifier in the javelin in his final season at LSU in 2016, he earned a career-best 10th-place finish in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships during the 2016 season. He ended his career with a personal-best mark of 210 feet, 6 inches in the event.
He emerged as Louisiana's most versatile throws prospect at the prep level for the Class of 2012 with his performance as a senior at Dutchtown High School. A six-time medalist at the LHSAA state meets, Hughes wrapped up his prep career by scoring 26 points in leading Dutchtown High School to the Class 5A state championship in 2012.
Hughes graduated from LSU in 2016 with a degree in sports administration. He has USTFCCCA Level I Throwing Events certification.
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