Roger Hughes will lead Stetson Football into its re-inauguration in the 2013 season. Hughes comes to Stetson after 10 seasons as head coach at Princeton, where he won the 2006 Ivy League championship and was the only coach in the history of Ivy League football to improve his team's win total by two games in three consecutive seasons.
At Princeton, Hughes coached 25 First Team All-Ivy League honorees and a pair of FCS (formerly I-AA) All-Americans from 2000-09. Prior to Princeton, he was the offensive coordinator at Ivy League rival Dartmouth for nearly a decade; during his time leading the offense in Hanover, N.H., the Big Green won 22 consecutive games and Ivy League crowns in 1992 and 1996.
A native of Crawford, Nebraska, Hughes played football and golf at Doane College, graduating in 1982. He moved on to the University of Nebraska as a graduate assistant, helping coach the Cornhuskers to the 1984 Sugar Bowl and 1985 Fiesta Bowl while earning his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology in 1987.
Other career stops for Hughes include offensive coordinator at his alma mater, running backs coach at Wisconsin-Whitewater and offensive coordinator/strength and conditioning coach at Cameron University.
Hughes and his wife Laura have one daughter, Maddison.