Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
To Jim Frank and Eleanor (Smith) Hughes
Married to Victoria (Dinkel) Hughes December 26, 1992
Father to Greg, Chad, Parker, and Ashley
Three-year golf letterman for University of Central Missouri, 1969-71
Earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from University of Central Missouri, 1971 & 1979
Served one year of active duty in the United States Army
Morgan County H.S. golf & Assistant Basketball Coach, 1972-1979
Morgan County Athletic Director, 1977-1979
University of Central Missouri Athletic Director since January 1983
UCM has won 8 NCAA Division II National Championships during his tenure
Entering Fall 2015, UCM has won 151 MIAA championships
UCM has 12 top ten finishes in Learfield Directors Cup competition, awarded annually to the nation's best overall collegiate athletics program.
First 3-time winner - in any NCAA level - of Central Region Athletic Director of the Year
Member of NCAA Division II Executive Committee
Chairman of NCAA Division II Championships Committee
Only person to twice hold Division
Inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2005
Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
Erected 2016 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1983.
Location. 37° 7.244′ N, 93° 13.014′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60. Marker is outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Mary Jo Wynn (here, next to this marker); Jon Thomas Sundvold (here, next to this marker); Cheryl Burnett (here, next to this marker); William L. (Bill) Rowe (here, next to this marker); Gene Verlon Bess (here, next to this marker); Coach Norm Stewart (here, next to this marker); Gary R. Pinkel (here, next to this marker); Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Jerry Hughes (Missouri Sports Hall of Fame). (Submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.