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Report: OU baseball to hire Virginia Tech's Pete Hughes

The Richmond (Va.) Times Dispatch reported this morning that Virginia Tech head coach Pete Hughes is leaving Blacksburg to take over the Sooners. And he'll bring plenty of experience with him.
by Ryan Aber Modified: June 27, 2013 at 10:05 am •  Published: June 27, 2013

dir="ltr">The Sooners were 43-21 overall this year, 13-11 in the Big 12. The Sooners were swept in the super regionals by LSU.

Pitching coach Jack Giese, who seemed headed to Auburn after Golloway’s hiring there, could return to the Sooners. Golloway announced Wednesday that he was retaining pitching coach Scott Foxhall from the previous staff.

Hughes suffered a heart attack earlier this month just a few days after being eliminated by the Sooners.

He drove himself to the hospital after suffering from symptoms for about six hours.

According to the Roanoke Times, Hughes underwent surgery June 6 to have a stent implanted following the heart attack.

Before going to Virginia Tech, Hughes was 250-181-2 in eight seasons at Boston College. He spent two seasons (1997-98) as the head coach at Trinity University in San Antonio, going 52-30.

He started his coaching career as an assistant in both football and baseball at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., before moving to similar positions at Northeastern University in Boston.

The Brockton, Mass., native was a two-sport standout at Davidson College.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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