In a move that surprised many in the collegiate baseball world, the University of Oklahoma and head baseball coach Pete Hughes have parted ways after four seasons.
Hughes, who came to Norman in 2014 after seven years at Virginia Tech, took the Sooners to the NCAA tournament this year for the first time in his tenure. Before his time at Virginia Tech, Hughes was the top-man at Boston College for eight years from 1999 to 2006. During that time, he coached current BC head coach Mike Gambino, and later brought him onto his staff as an assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. Gambino was also an assistant under Hughes at Virginia Tech from 2007 until 2010, when he was named head coach on the Heights.
Hughes is a very well respected coach, and should find a new landing spot soon. He’s a native of Brockton and recruits the northeast incredibly well, so don’t be surprised if he lands somewhere around the region. There will undoubtedly be rumors about Hughes rejoining Gambino at BC, but at the moment the coaching staff is filled out.