PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Ronald Hughey has been named an assistant coach with the Rutgers women’s basketball program, it has been officially announced by head coach C. Vivian Stringer.
“Ronald is a great addition to our staff," said Stringer. "He brings an amazing amount of energy, passion and pride to the program. Those attributes combined with his technical knowledge and tremendous recruiting skills thrill me.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me,” Hughey noted. “My goal everyday is to leave no stones unturned; I hope to make Coach Stringer and the Rutgers family proud with my strong work ethic and enthusiasm.”
During the 2008-09 season, Hughey was a member of the coaching staff at UCF. His primary responsibility was that of recruiting coordinator for the Knights where he worked alongside former Scarlet Knight Courtney Locke (Rutgers, ’06). Hughey helped UCF sign Gevenia Carter, the 61st ranked player in the Class of 2009 according to the ESPN HoopGurlz. Cater is the first top-100 recruit for the UCF program and the lone early commitment in the top-100 of the class to sign with a Conference USA institution.
Hughey worked at the University of South Carolina during the 2007-08 campaign, helping to secure the No. 7 recruiting class in the nation for the Gamecocks. Prior to USC, he served as the recruiting coordinator at South Carolina State University from 2004-07.
Before hitting the college circuit, Hughey served as an assistant varsity boys coach at W.J. Keenan High School in Columbia, S.C. (2001-04). He helped develop several players who went on to compete on the Division I level. Hughey was also a scholastic coach C.A Johnson Preparatory Academy and Alcorn Middle School, both in South Carolina.
Hughey attended C.A. Johnson Preparatory Academy and was a three-year basketball letterwinner, winning the state championship his senior season. He also was a three-year letterwinner in football and cross country.
Hughey spent three years attending South Carolina State before earning his bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Limestone College in December 2006. He is married to the former Alethea Barnes, a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina. He has two daughters, Sanabarabara and Rhonda.