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Former Thomasville and Colquitt Co. coach Hughes to GA Sports Hall of Fame


For former Thomasville and Colquitt County head football coach Jim Hughes, the Hall is calling.

The three-time state champion coach will be inducted into the 2014 class of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Hughes led Thomasville to the 1973 and 1974 state titles, before taking a Packers team to the 1994 state championship.

That 1974 Bulldog squad was also recognized as the national high school football champions.

Hughes retired in 1999 with a 247-102-4 record. His 247 wins is 26th all-time in GHSA history.

Hughes, a Cordele native, began his career as head coach in Thomasville in 1970.

He took over the Packers in 1983, and went on to have winning records in 16 of his 17 years in Moultrie.

Hughes is also a member of the Thomasville-Thomas County Sports Hall of Fame and the Moultrie-Colquitt County Sports Hall of Fame.

Joining Hughes in the Georgia Sports Hall this year are former Auburn and NFL Pro Bowl running back James Brooks, former Georgia Tech head basketball coach Bobby Cremins, former Georgia Tech AD Homer Rice, LPGA golfer Hollis Stacy, former MLB All-Star Frank Thomas, former Georgia Southern basketball player Chester Webb, and former Georgia All-American Scott Woerner.

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