June 27, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - Following a national search, Michael Hughes, who has been the Bears' interim golf coach since March 2008, has the been named the head men's golf coach at Brown in an announcement made by Brown athletic director Michael Goldberger.
Hughes was an assistant men's golf coach at Brown for a year, and stepped up to the interim position last March when Mike Harbour stepped down. Hughes provided the Bears with continuity, stability and a wealth of golf knowledge, displaying all of the attributes of a success head coach.
A tireless worker, Hughes took over all of the recruiting duties for the Brown team and considerably upgraded the Bears' schedule in the spring. He has already made plans for the Brown team to strengthen its schedule in the upcoming season.
Hughes brings a myriad of teaching and coaching experience to Brown. He has worked as an assistant professional at Metacomet Country Club and Agawam Hunt in East Providence, and as a Teaching Professional at Longboat Key Club and PGA National; both in Florida. As Director of Instruction at the Ken Venturi Golf Training Center in Chicago, Hughes was an Assistant Men's Golf Coach at DePaul University.
Mike is currently the Director of Golf Operations at Mulligan's Island in Cranston, practice home of the Brown Men's and Women's Golf Team. He will continue to teach professionally.
Hughes is a graduate of St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he was a four-year letterwinner in golf. A Rhode Island native, Hughes grew up close to Brown's campus in East Providence.