Dane Hughes joined the Westminster College athletic staff as assistant baseball coach. Dane also works as the Recruiting Coordinator.
Hughes is a 2010 graduate of Drury University where he was a record setting member of the baseball team. He helped lead the Panthers to a Great Lakes Valley Conference title and batted .778 (7/9) in the NCAA Division II regional tournament as a freshman, and batted .333 as a sophomore. He played in every game as a junior and senior while batting .343 overall and .352 in league play as a junior. During his senior season, he led off for the team that set a school record with a .347 average. He left with individual single-game school records for hits (5) and RBI (5).
Coach Dane is also the Manager of the Jefferson City Senior American Legion baseball team. In his two seasons as Manager, he has helped Post 5 to a 64-16 record. During that time, Jeff City has won two district, two zone, and a State Championship. The 2014 team reached the Regional Semifinals in Little Rock, AR.
Hughes and his wife, Christy, live in Jefferson City with their newborn son, Dax.