COURT DEMO - Ronald Hughey - UofH - Houston Defense: H-Town Lockdownby Texas High School Coaches Association
Lecture delivered at THSCA Coaching School 2023 - Houston, TX
Ronald Hughey - UH GIRLS (COURT DEMO)
In his ninth year, Hughey pushed the Cougars to feats in that had not been done in decades, as Houston played for the American Athletic Conference Tournament championship for the first time in program history, returned to its conference title game for the first time since 2004, beat a ranked team on the road for the first time since 2004 and saw two Cougars join the 1,000-Point Club. Junior Laila Blair produced multiple Cougar firsts in 2022-23. Blair was the first Cougar to be named The American All-Conference First Team after leading the Cougars in scoring (440), field goals made (154), assists (98) and minutes (1034), finished second in 3-point field goals (57), and free throws made (75). Blair was the also first Cougar ever named back-to-back American Player of the Week (Feb. 6-13). From 2007-14, Hughey's teams never finished below the .500 mark, and he helped haul in three top-15 nationally ranked recruiting classes from 2010-2014 with two separate programs. A native of Columbia, S.C., Hughey was also an assistant coach as South Carolina during the 2007-08 season, helping guide the Gamecocks to a WNIT Second Round appearance. Hughey earned his first Division I coach gig at South Carolina State (2004-07), where he spent three seasons as an assistant coach. During his time with the Bulldogs, Hughey helped the 2005-06 team finish with a winning record in MEAC play.