Hughes selected for Naismith Hall of Fame
Robert Hughes, top high school basketball coach and legendary Texas Southern University alumni, is among 11 new members who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Class of 2017 will be honored September 7-9 during this year's enshrinement festivities in Springfield, Massachusetts. The announcement was made in a live, televised segment on ESPN2 in Glendale, Arizona – the site of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four.
Hughes coached high school basketball in Texas for 47 years and ranks first on the list of all-time wins for boys' high school coaches. He has compiled an overall high school coaching record of 1,333-247 (.844) and led his teams to 35 district championships and five state championships. He served as head coach of the McDonald's All-America Game West team (2001). Hughes was named the National High School Coach of the Year (2003) and recipient of the Morgan Wootten Lifetime Achievement Award (2010). He has been inducted into the Texas Basketball Hall of Fame (1993) and High School Basketball Hall of Fame (2003).
Hughes joins Rebecca Lobo, a WNBA icon and ESPN analyst; two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady; Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw, a three-time Consensus National College Coach of the Year; and two-time Associated Press College Coach of the Year Bill Self.