Dennis Hughes joined the Westminster College athletic staff as head baseball coach in the fall of 2011.
Hughes holds 152-103 record during his seven seasons at Westminster. During his tenure, he has guided the Blue Jays to six conference tournaments, including a tournament win in 2016 to send Westminster to the NCAA Tournament. During the 2016 season, Westminster held a record of 28-15, the highest win total for the baseball program since 2000.
Hughes was named SLIAC Coach of the Year in 2013 after he led the team to a second place finish in conference play (17-6) in his second season with the team.
From the 2013-16 seasons, Hughes' son Deion played for the team and Dennis guided him to many accolades including D3Baseball.com Preason All-American honorable mention in 2014, D3Baseball.com All-American third team in 2016, ABCA All-American in 2014 (second team) and 2016 (first team), and ABCA All-Central Region teams in 2014 (first team), 2015 (second team), and 2016 (first team). In addition, Hughes coached All-Region selections Tanner Branneky, Tyler Brannkey, Collin Brinker, Will Miller, and Blake Strebler.
Hughes graduated from Central Missouri and now resides in Jefferson City, Mo.
Milestone Wins At Westminster
1st Westminster Win: nt. Simpson (Iowa), W 13-10, Feb. 19, 2012.
1st Career Win: nt. Simpson (Iowa), W 13-10, Feb. 19, 2012.
50th Career Win: vs. Principia, W 1-0, Apr. 11, 2014.
100th Career Win: at Eureka, W 7-4, Apr. 16, 2016.