MM 8.3: Maryland volleyball signs head coach Adam Hughes to contract extension

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Maryland volleyball head coach Adam Hughes agreed to a five-year contract extension, Maryland athletic director Damon Evans announced Tuesday.

Hughes’ new contract will keep him in College Park through 2027.

“I’m so incredibly excited to be staying in College Park as we continue to build something special,” Hughes said in a release. “I’m grateful for the support throughout the university, College Park, and Maryland communities as this program develops into what we know it can become. It’s an honor coaching these student-athletes and helping them achieve their goals. This past season was an incredible step on the journey and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Evans is excited for Hughes to continue leading a program that has found recent success.

“Adam has taken our volleyball program to the next level in the last few years and we are thrilled that he will be leading our Terps into the future,” said Evans. “Playing in the best volleyball conference in the nation, Adam has elevated the overall performance of our program and that was evidenced by last season’s undefeated start and the landmark victory over the eventual National Champion Wisconsin. Under Adam’s leadership, Maryland volleyball has a very bright future ahead and we are excited for what’s next.”

Last season, the Terps enjoyed one of their most outstanding seasons in program history. Maryland won 19 matches, which marked the school’s most victories in a single season since 2010.

Hughes and the Terps established early season dominance with a 13-0 record, their best start since 2005.

Maryland achieved history last season with a 3-2 victory in five sets over the eventual national champion Wisconsin Badgers. The win was the first victory over a top-10 team in school history.

Under Hughes’ leadership, Maryland has cemented itself as one of the best blocking teams in recent seasons. In 2021, the Terps averaged 3.11 blocks per set, the most in Division I.

In his four seasons leading the Terps, Hughes has amassed a 55-61 record.

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