Hughes named Coach of the Year by NSCAA

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ROSWELL, Ga. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Trip Hughes as the 2014 Georgia Private Girls State Coach of the Year.

Hughes, who has spent the last 17 years coaching soccer, guided four Fellowship Christian School teams to the Georgia High School Association Single A Final Four during his five-year stint as the school’s varsity girls’ soccer coach.

The Lady Paladins finished 2014 ranked No. 2 among Single A schools in the GHSA state girls’ soccer rankings for the third straight year.

“God has shown more grace upon my career than I could ever have imagined,” Hughes said. “This award is an honor for me to receive on the heels of one of my best seasons ever, and was made even more special being awarded to me by my former high school coach.”

Hughes and other honorees will be recognized Aug. 2 at the NSCAA High School Awards Brunch at the Lake Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Hughes retired following the 2014 season.

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