Strength & Conditioning
Inside the Mustang Performance Center sits the Madison Academy weight room staffed by a full-time SCCC, CSCS, & FMS certified director of human performance. Twelve premium Sorinex racks featuring state of the art strength & conditioning equipment, top of the line PLAE strength flooring, a synthetic turf running track, four 50" LCD flatscreen TVs, one 90" LCD flatscreen TV, and a premium sound system. The weight room also contains a strength and conditioning office, staffed Sports Medicine training room, and sits adjacent to the Mustang Performance Gym & Auditorium.
Madison Academy students in grades seven through twelve are trained in the latest techniques of sports performance, health, and physical education, during the school day. Mustang athletic teams also use the Human Performance Center for year-round strength and conditioning training.
Coach Hughes is entering his first year as the Director of Human Performance at Madison Academy in Madison, Alabama. He oversees the entire strength and conditioning program and oversees all training for students in 7th-12th grade.
Prior to MA, Hughes was a Sports Performance Specialist at the Authentic Performance Center in Denver, Colorado.
Before moving to Colorado, Hughes was the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at McNeese State University, where he was responsible for all aspects of training for McNeese's baseball, softball, and volleyball teams. He also assisted with football, while programming specifically for quarterbacks and shoulder protocols.
Prior to McNeese, Hughes was a graduate assistant for the University of West Alabama under mentor, Joseph Boyd. At UWA, Hughes was responsible for all aspects of training for baseball, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, and football. Hughes was responsible for programming speed development and shoulder protocols for quarterbacks.
Hughes began his coaching career at Mississippi State University as an intern for the football program under coaches Nick Savage (University of Florida Football), Riley Allen (University of Mississippi Basketball), and Nate Peoples (University of Texas Football).
Hughes was a three-year starting pitcher for the University of Montevallo, a Division II institution 30 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama. Hughes graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology and Biomechanics, and also holds a master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of West Alabama. Hughes is certified by the CSCCa (SCCC), NSCA (CSCS), and FMS (Level 1).
Hughes is married to the former Connor Simmons. They live in Huntsville, Alabama with their black lab, Breken.