'Rising Star' Hughes Named Head Baseball Coach

(7-15-98) -- Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo has announced that Peter Hughes, who coached at Trinity University of San Antonio, Texas for two seasons, will be the new head baseball coach at Boston College.

A former assistant coach at Northeastern University for five years, Hughes compiled an overall record of 52-30 at Trinity. This past season, Hughes directed the team to a 33-11 mark - a school record for wins - and a regular season conference championship.

"Peter is one of the rising stars in college athletics," said DeFilippo. "His attitude, enthusiasm and love of the game is sure to transfer to the players. Peter is an absolutely perfect fit for Boston College."

Hughes succeeds Richard "Moe" Maloney, who resigned May 31 after 10 seasons at the helm of the Eagles. Maloney's record of 191-209-4 included six 20-win seasons and three Beanpot Tournament titles.

"This is an opportunity of a lifetime for me to coach at what I consider to be the premier university in New England," said Hughes, a Brockton native. "It is also a great honor to follow in the footsteps of two New England baseball legends in Eddie Pellagrini and Moe Maloney."

Hughes graduated in 1990 from Davidson College in North Carolina, where he set school records for doubles in a season (20) and consecutive-game hitting streak (19). He played one season with the Unique Giants of the Dutch Major League, and served as assistant coach at Hamilton College before moving to Northeastern.

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