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EPHRAIM -- Snow College announced longtime offensive coordinator Tyler Hughes as the new head football coach Saturday.
Former head coach Steve Coburn was asked to resign by the college Thursday. An internal search resulted in Hughes' hiring.
"Tyler Hughes brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with a passion for football and Snow College," said Snow College President Scott Wyatt. "He has been a very skilled offensive coordinator for the college."
Hughes, who has served as the offensive coordinator of the Badger's high-powered attack for six years and coached at Snow for seven, will build on the winning tradition of Snow College football
"I love Snow College and have been here for a lot of years between being a player and a coach," said Hughes. "This new role is a great honor and a great privilege."
Hughes became a part of the Snow program as a player in 1999. Since that time, Badger blue has run through his veins.
Hughes led the offense to four bowl victories, six straight 10-win seasons, two national championship games and has seen numerous All-Americans named from his squads, including 2006 NJCAA National Player of the Year Cade Cooper.
Before coming to Snow, Hughes spent one season as the offensive coordinator at Murray High School. Hughes prepped at East High School and was an All-Region player before coming to Snow as a wide receiver.
"Everything we do I want to do in a first-class manner," he said. "I want our staff, our players and everyone who surrounds the program to have high expectations for our performance on and off the field."
Hughes said one of his first tasks would be recruiting.
"We'll be looking for guys that are goal oriented, strong character and look to maintain the on-the-field success we have had and building bigger and better things in the future," Hughes said.
Hughes and his wife Lisa reside in Ephraim with their four children.