|About Coach Hughes:
Coach Hughes has extensive experience in the game of basketball. As a student athlete he played 4 years at Oregon State University, spending his freshman year as a redshirt. After graduating Oregon State in 4 years, he transferred to Western Oregon University where he lead the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in offensive rebounding and led the team in blocked shots and rebounds. Hughes was also selected to the Great Britain Student National team that competed in the World Student Games in Izmir, Turkey.
Coach Steve Pearl has had great success in his past 34 years of coaching. In 2008 he received the national coach of the year award from the English Basketball Association. He founded 2 of the most successful clubs in British basketball. Sent both male and female players to the NCAA, NAIA, British National team, and the London Leopards pro team.
Sent under 18 girls teams to the British Final 4 : 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Sent under 16 girls teams to the British National Final 4: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Hughes started playing for coach Pearls Southend Saints in his early teens. Hughes actually ended up playing on 4 different teams coached by Steve Pearl, including regional and all-star teams. Almost from the start Hughes began volunteering to help coach, starting with camps for elementary school kids when he was in his early teams, and moving up the age groups as his skills and confidence as a coach increased. In the summers when coach Hughes returned home from college he would assist coach Pearl with whatever coaching he was doing at the time. Including camps, youth all-all star teams and men’s teams.
Now many years later, Coach Pearl is making the trip to help Coach Hughes with this summers basketball camps at the Newport Recreation Center.
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