Hughes enters his fourth season as the head coach of the Brock women's rugby program.
In his first three seasons as the helm, Hughes has led the Badgers to a 7-11-0 OUA regular season record. In March 2012 he led the Badgers to a gold medal finish at the Las Vegas 7's Championships knocking off Stanford in the gold medal game.
From 1986-90 he was one of the captains of the Brock men's rugby team. During his four seasons, he earned Most Improved Player (1987-88), Most Valuable Player (1988-89) and was a two-time OUAA All-Star. Other playing highlights includes four Ontario Men's 7 Championships with the Burlington Centaurs, captain of the Canada Rugby League in 10 international matches (1994-97) and captain of the Canada Rugby League World 7's.
Hughes was also a two-sport athlete at Life University in Georgia playing rugby and hockey. As a member of the Life University Hockey Team he helped lead them to three consecutive ACHA Championships from 1997-2000.
His coaching began in 1992. From 1992-95 he was a coach with the St. Catharines Tigers men's and women's program. In 1994, Hughes led the Tigers to the Niagara Regional Women's Championship in their inaugural season in the league. In 1994-95 he was the head coach of the Brock men's rugby program.
Hughes graduated from Brock University in 1990 with a Bachelor
of Physical Education Degree. Peter also holds a Masters Degree in
Exercise and Sports Science along with a Doctorate of Chiropractic
from Life University. He has also earned a Diploma of Sports Injury
Management from Sheridan College.