Mullen Adds Tony Hughes To Coaching Staff

January 21, 2009


STARKVILLE, Miss. – Tony Hughes, a Mississippi native with more than 25 years coaching in his home state, has been named to head coach Dan Mullen’s coaching staff, pending approval by the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.

“Tony is obviously well known and well respected throughout the state of Mississippi,” Mullen said. “With his addition to our staff, we bring another tremendous recruiter and experienced coach to our team.”

Hughes comes to Mississippi State after spending one season at Southern Mississippi, where he coached the secondary. Prior to that stop, Hughes coached for three seasons at Ole Miss. Named one of the top 25 college football recruiters in the nation by in the spring of 2006, Hughes’ first two years were spent tutoring the defensive backs and his final season in Oxford was spent working with the tight ends.

During a two-season tenure at Louisiana Tech, Hughes coached outside linebackers in 2004 after coaching the defensive backs in 2003. Prior to joining the Louisiana Tech staff, Hughes had spent the previous 10 years on the coaching staff at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss., where he served as the defensive coordinator for one year and the secondary coaching during his first nine seasons. At Hinds, Hughes coached eight players that later went on to the National Football League, including former Mississippi State standout Fred Smoot.

Before working at Hinds, Hughes first college stop as a full-time collegiate coach was a two-year stay at West Alabama where he was the secondary coach in 1992 and 1993. Hughes coached for seven years in the Mississippi high school ranks, serving as the offensive coordinator and offensive backs coach at Hattiesburg High School in 1988-1992. Hughes also spent two seasons as the defensive secondary coach and boys track coach at South Natchez High School from 1986 through 1988. His first high school coaching job came at Philadelphia High School in 1985.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1981 to 1984 and receiving an honorable discharge, he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Southern Mississippi in 1984, working with the defensive backs.

Hughes, who played football and ran track at Forest High School (1974-76) and played defensive back at St. Paul’s College (1976-77), was a defensive back for Southern Miss in 1977 and 1978. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Southern Mississippi in 1980.

He is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving as a member of the Mississippi FCA State Board of Directors in 1999, president of the Mississippi FCA Coaches Council in 1998, and vice-president of the Mississippi FCA Coaches Council in 1997.

Hughes is married to the former Marion McCaleb of Meridian, Miss., and the couple has two sons, Jamison and Jay. 




49 Responses to “Mullen Adds Tony Hughes To Coaching Staff”

  1. BirdZ! Says:

    If you want more visits, you need to do something besides copying and pasting articles that you find elsewhere.

  2. bigdraws Says:

    Shut up Bird. He’s talking about MSU sports and all you can do is complain. You’re worse than my wife.

  3. bigdraws Says:

    BTW, better watch out saying anything about toddy’s too loudly. Andy Kennedy might here that word and have a relapse. Go beating the hell out of cab drivers and stuff.

  4. BirdZ! Says:

    And giving his wife the cold shoulder.

  5. bigdraws Says:

    Maybe if she washed that thang every now and then he wouldn’t avoid it so much. She should be suing the Summers Eve co.

  6. Braves Dawg Says:

    i got a nursery rhyme too.

    hickery dickery dock,
    kimber needs to scrub her crotch,
    the clock struck 12
    andy’s manhood fell
    leaving kimber with no boots to knock.

  7. jr85reb Says:

    I knew Hughes liked tight ends…

  8. bigdraws Says:

    LOL!! You asked for hits, you got em.

  9. jr85reb Says:

    I see BWM really likes you guys.

  10. farley662 Says:

    BWM has a mangina.

  11. bigdraws Says:

    Which he allows his persian kitten to lick peanut butter off of.

  12. farley662 Says:

    While he’s making cobblers?

  13. bigdraws Says:

    I’ll bet those peaches were to die for.

  14. jr85reb Says:

    LOL, I wouldn’t want that kitten to get sick from some of the tainted peanut butter that is still on the market.

  15. farley662 Says:

    Maybe that’s his problem, he has the salmonella!

  16. jr85reb Says:

    And I’d still like to see one of those softball games with the sprinklers on.

  17. farley662 Says:

    I get kicked out of softball games. It’s what I do.

  18. bigdraws Says:

    It’s no lie. He got kicked out of the Om v S Car game last year. Not that I was there. I don’t do that. Unless the sprinklers are on.

  19. farley662 Says:

    Also got banned from coaching 11-12 year old fastpitch as well. About two weeks after the OM/SC game.

  20. jr85reb Says:

    How hard is it to get kicked out of a soccer game? Do you have to do something really obnoxious?

  21. bigdraws Says:

    He’s still aloud to babysit people pets though. Unlike someone else I’ve heard about.

  22. jr85reb Says:

    Soccer????Duh, where did that come from.

  23. bigdraws Says:

    I think he cussed out an ump in front of all the parents, LOL!!!

  24. jr85reb Says:

    Must of have been some heavy duty profanity to get banned. More than one four lettered word.

  25. farley662 Says:

    No cussing, just threatened to whip the ump and the park directors butt. No cussing. Dude made my niece cry so I made him wet himself.

  26. bigdraws Says:

    Getting threatened by a garden gnome made him piss himself?

  27. farley662 Says:

    He was like the size of a Hobbit himself draws.

  28. jr85reb Says:

    I bet that was a sight to see. Anybody get it on video?

  29. bigdraws Says:

    We need jr85 in the van more often. would make an even number of Rebs and Dawgs for the circle.

  30. farley662 Says:

    I do not allow video. Witness protection and all.

  31. jr85reb Says:

    My roommate from OM still lives in Oxpatch. He never left.

  32. farley662 Says:

    I got transferred here for work. Met the wife here and everything. Worst decision of my life was moving here.

  33. bigdraws Says:

    I agree, Farley. You’re holding her back. She could do a lot better than you.

  34. jr85reb Says:

    That’s why we call it Oxpatch, a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. Not that Tupelo is much better. JMO

  35. Braves Dawg Says:

    Yeah, I’d much rather live in Okolona.

  36. bigdraws Says:

    I’m an aberdeen myself. Nowhere in NE MS can you find a better selection of 40 oz beer at any given gas station.

  37. bigdraws Says:

    “I’m an aberdeen man myself.”

  38. jr85reb Says:

    I kinda like Egypt.

  39. Braves Dawg Says:

    i’m kind of partial to greenville too.

  40. jr85reb Says:

    If you like Greenville, go across the river to a little town in Ark. called Eudora. You’ll love that place.

  41. Braves Dawg Says:


  42. bigdraws Says:

    Nothing like a nice brisk walk in the urban neighborhoods of Jackson, MS to get the blood flowing either.

  43. jr85reb Says:

    Almost as refreshing as a nice stroll around downtown Memphis.

  44. tupelotalk Says:

    You’re all wrong. Potts Camp has them all beat !

    Flick in 2012 !

  45. bigdraws Says:

    I used to run over that speed bump on the way to Memphis before the new 78 was built.

  46. farley662 Says:

    Clarksdale. Or Cleveland.

  47. bigwoolymammoth Says:

    the musical chairs with coaches in the SEC this off season is re donkey lips. used to be they would switch every year, now they are switching every 4-5 days.

  48. jr85reb Says:

    I think they are trying to stimulate the housing market.

  49. bigwoolymammoth Says:

    ha…..that they are.

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