Director of College Programs
The Director of College Programs serves as the advocate for the association’s college members and the college game with the NCAA and other college soccer governance bodies. It is also the liaison for college soccer coaches to organizations including U.S. Soccer, MLS, NWSL, NCAA committees and represents United Soccer Coaches on the Intercollegiate Coaches Association Coalition (ICAC).
Hughes came to the position after three and half years as Athletic Director of Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC. During her successful tenure at Salem, she led multiple community initiatives, developed a college-wide NCAA Compliance education program, and implemented and monitored Title IX training strategies plans and processes. Her career path has included not only athletic administration at Salem, the University of New Haven and the University of Montevallo, but a wide variety of NCAA committees and projects, head soccer coach roles at the University of Montevallo and Belmont University, assistant coach at Auburn University and a stint as Director of Operations for a large youth soccer club. She also had a playing career, which included both college and appearances for the Ireland Women’s National Team.
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