There are always potential head coaches landing with organizations across the NFL. There are a number of them currently holding head coaching jobs in the NFL who have come from the New England Patriots. The Miami Dolphins’ Brian Flores, Detroit Lions Matt Patricia, New York Giants Joe Judge are three who have spent time on Bill Belichick‘s staff.
Even offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has had his time as a head coach in the NFL, and he might be getting another run at a spot in the next few years. If McDaniels is next, the Patriots’ latest hire could be working his way through the pipeline as well. The Patriots have hired Tyler Hughes for an unspecified role as an assistant coach.
Hughes has been a head coach on the high school and collegiate level, and he’s also worked on Urban Meyer’s staff at Ohio State. While he could be some years away from getting the call up to coordinator–let alone head coach–Hughes has seemingly landed in a spot that has bred NFL head coaches over the past decade.
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Tyler Hughes’ Coaching Experience
Hughes’ coaching experience began in 2003 when he was an assistant on the high school level at Murray. The following year, he moved up to the college ranks. He became Snow College’s running backs coach.
In 2005, he was promoted to offensive coordinator and QB coach. He stayed in that position through 2010 until he was then elevated to head coach in 2011.
He served as Snow’s head coach for two years until he got an opportunity to join Meyer at Ohio State. He left Snow with a 20-4 record overall.
During the 2013 season, Hughes was a Quality Control Assistant at Ohio State. Rather than continuing to build his resume as an assistant under Meyer, Hughes took an opportunity to become a head coach at Southern Virginia in March 2014.
Just a month later, Hughes resigned from his position and took a job as the head coach of Minot State, a Division II school. He remained in that position until the present, and the Patriots and a position at the highest level finally called his name.
What are Tyler Hughes’ Strengths?
He has spent his entire coaching career working with his teams’ offenses, and that’s almost certainly the side of the ball he’ll work with for the Patriots. He could be coming in at a great time to be instrumental in the growth of Jarrett Stidham. If McDaniels moves on soon, and Hughes can bond with Stidham and help him succeed, this would be the kind of success that every coach needs to take them to the next level.
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